Drug Policy Alliance Blog

08/28/14
By Dr. Malik Burnett and Amanda Reiman, PhD MSW
Dear Doctors, I have heard that cannabis use can cause certain people to develop mental disorders like psychosis especially if started at an early age, is this true? Sincerely, Concerned Mother   Dear Concerned,... Read More

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08/28/14
By Stephanie Izquieta
When preparing for a festival, we put a heavy emphasis on the preemptive measures we ought to take before we do anything that may alter our minds - like educating ourselves on drugs and their effects, testing what we ingest... Read More

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08/27/14
By Meghan Ralston
Every year around this time, people around the world who work on issues related to overdose prevention start talking about what they might protest or which issue we might organize ourselves around for International Overdose... Read More

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08/27/14
By Jerry Otero
“We don’t see human-scale rat cages as something that’s going to be seen as a positive or intelligent way to approach young people…We worry about some of the messages…and that how they are... Read More

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08/26/14
By Stefanie Jones
It’s just about one year since EZoo made the news by cancelling its third day after two highly publicized deaths due to drug use.  Preparations for the 2014 event have seen many changes to how drug use will be... Read More

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08/26/14
By Amanda Reiman and Tamar Todd
A study that recently appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows a significant decrease in opiate overdoses in states that have adopted and implemented medical marijuana laws compared to states that... Read More

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08/20/14
By Sharda Sekaran
The dramatic uprising in Ferguson, MO following the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown, at the hands of a white police officer has become an international news story. As in the case of Trayvon Martin... Read More

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08/14/14
By Amanda Reiman, PhD MSW
Amanda Reiman, PhD, policy manager in California, holds a doctorate in Social Welfare and teaches classes on drug policy at the University of California-Berkeley.   Dear Doctors, I have not smoked, vaporized or eaten... Read More

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08/12/14
By Stephanie Izquieta
National news headlines as of late have focused on immigration reform as the main Latino issue that will drive Hispanics in numbers to the polls come midterm season, but immigration reform should not be the only thing on... Read More

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08/08/14
By Meghan Ralston
Have you seen the viral anti-drug PSA making the rounds this week? The one where the wholesome looking guy at the rave is rolling really, really hard on some unknown substance, feverishly rubbing it on his gums and sweating... Read More

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