Drug Policy Alliance Blog

08/13/13
By Evan Goldstein
Yesterday in a ground-breaking court decision, Federal Judge Shira A. Scheindlin ruled that the NYPD engaged in rampant unconstitutional and racially biased policing through its controversial stop-and-frisk policy. The... Read More

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08/12/13
By Laura Thomas
SAN FRANCISCO—Today at the American Bar Association conference here in San Francisco, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced a set of new reforms to undo some of the damage caused by federal mandatory minimum laws... Read More

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08/09/13
By Tommy McDonald
Sanjay Gupta says he was wrong about marijuana DEA scandal: Agents urged to cover up use of NSA intel in drug probes With Holder In The Lead, Sentencing Reform Gains Momentum Civil Forfeiture: America's daylight robbery... Read More

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08/09/13
By Sharda Sekaran
CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta is making waves for his recent reversal of opinion on medical marijuana. Part of this has to do with an expansive body of medical evidence but the touching story of a 5-year-... Read More

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08/08/13
By Derek Rosenfeld
The logic, if you can call it that, behind banning substances in professional sports is rooted in the same kind of intentions as our 40-plus year war on drugs. Drug policies in professional sports like Major League Baseball... Read More

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08/07/13
By Brian Rabadeau
Recently, California student Daniel Chong was awarded $4.1 million dollars by the US government for his incarceration by the DEA. Chong sued for $20 million dollars after he and some of his friends had their house raided by... Read More

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08/06/13
By Tony Newman
Is Breaking Bad just entertaining TV, or badass political commentary? The Drug Policy Alliance and Beyond Bars have teamed up to release an edgy and thought-provoking new video pegged to the upcoming premiere of the final... Read More

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08/05/13
By Laura Pegram
Recent remarks by Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) illustrate the most basic fear-mongering tactics used in the drug war — juxtaposing the race stereotyping of black and brown people with excessive involvement in the drug... Read More

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08/02/13
By Tommy McDonald
The Synthetic drug war heats up Ron Paul makes a fool of Stephen Baldwin on marijuana legalization DEA settles left-in-cell case for $4M ATF Program entraps inner city youth with fake drugs Breaking Bad, Nurse Jackie, and... Read More

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08/01/13
By Evan Goldstein
I want to share with you a moving story about the downfalls of treating problematic drug use through the criminal justice system. Elaine Pawlowski’s son, Michael, entered a drug court in New York several years ago... Read More

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