Drug Policy Alliance Blog

02/23/15
By Tony Newman
Anyone who watches Bill Maher’s HBO show, Real Time with Bill Maher, knows that one of his biggest passions is marijuana legalization. Almost every week he talks about our country’s absurd war on drugs. Last week... Read More

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02/20/15
By gabriel sayegh
Every movement for justice and freedom has within it skillful organizers who, while often behind the scenes, are instrumental to movement-building. For instance, so much defining work of the Civil Rights Movement can be... Read More

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02/13/15
By Laura Thomas
Deon Haywood is many things – a fierce human rights champion, a brilliant thinker, a powerful organizer, an African-American woman – and we are lucky to have her as part of the drug policy reform movement. When... Read More

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02/12/15
By Daniel Robelo
At a speech in Mexico last week, former President Bill Clinton seemingly apologized for the destruction unleashed upon Mexico by the war on drugs. Addressing a group of business leaders, students, and politicians, Clinton... Read More

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02/12/15
By Dr. Malik Burnett and Amanda Reiman, PhD, MSW
*Editor’s note: This week’s Ask the Doctors is Part 2 of a series on access to media marijuana internationally. To read Part 1 of the series, click here. Dear Doctors, “I am a medical marijuana patient... Read More

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02/12/15
By Grant Smith
The drug czar’s office has long functioned as a cheerleader for punitive drug policies. As someone who has been engaged in drug policy reform efforts most of my adult life, I can easily recall the forcefulness with... Read More

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02/11/15
By Julie Netherland
For almost three years, I’ve worked alongside many others to create safe and legal access to medical marijuana for New York’s sickest residents. The bill that passed last June was a compromise bill. Key... Read More

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02/10/15
By Meghan Ralston
In the aftermath of the guilty verdicts handed down in the case of Ross Ulbricht, some journalists have been having a field day reporting on the downfall of the ‘alleged mastermind’ behind Silk Road, while ... Read More

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02/06/15
By Kristen Maye
Every generation is granted a few books that define the times. These books reframe prevailing conversations, open up new space for action around old problems, and set the record straight. Carl Hart produced one such book... Read More

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02/06/15
By Jag Davies
As momentum to scale back the drug war has grown over the past decade, drug courts have spread across the country. While drug courts are often referred to as an “alternative to incarceration,” in practice they... Read More

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