Drug Policy Alliance Blog

08/28/13
By Brian Rabadeau
Anyone currently seeking to invest in marijuana should know this: the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) released a new Investor Alert titled Marijuana Stock Scams. Since medical marijuana became legal in 20... Read More

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08/27/13
By Amanda Reiman
Lately we have been hearing a lot about this "tipping point" we have reached in the War on Drugs. A time when public opinion is shifting and leaders, legislators and others are changing the way the conversation is... Read More

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08/27/13
By Avinash Tharoor
Fifty years ago this week, in August 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. profoundly addressed the nation to demand justice and equality for racial minorities. Despite the huge changes that have occurred since then, people of... Read More

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08/26/13
By Anthony Papa
Last week I listened with great interest to a speech Attorney General Eric Holder presented in front of the American Bar Association. Holder passionately spoke about halting the use of laws that have led to mass... Read More

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08/23/13
By Tommy McDonald
82 percent say U.S. ‘losing’ War on Drugs Jerry Brown Considers Prison Alliance Between Private Company, Union Pardon Rates Remain Low An Effort to Expand Access to a Drug That Could Save Victims of Overdoses The... Read More

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08/22/13
By Brian Rabadeau
There is already a huge stigma against opponents of the drug war. Anyone who fights against the war on drugs is branded with stereotypes such as the hapless stoner who just wants to get high. This image can scare people away... Read More

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08/21/13
By Christopher Soda
We’ve all heard the timeworn arguments against legalizing and regulating marijuana from politicians. There’s nothing new on that front. What is new, however, is where the public stands on this issue.  ... Read More

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08/16/13
By Tommy McDonald
Judge Rejects New York’s Stop-and-Frisk Policy Comptroller John Liu pushes to legalize marijuana in NYC How prisons profit off the ‘war on drugs’ As drug czar exits, does U.S. really need a new one? Global... Read More

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08/16/13
By Ethan Nadelmann
What a week! It’s the sort of news that makes those of us in drug policy reform feel proud. Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s CNN special Sunday night on marijuana was extraordinary, not just because of the quality of the show... Read More

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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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