Drug Policy Alliance Blog

12/08/14
By Melissa Franqui
I do not want my son to do drugs. He’ll be a teenager soon, and it’s time to have that talk with him, one of many difficult discussions to come. Abstinence-only conversations don’t work. It’s not real... Read More

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12/04/14
By Dr. Malik Burnett and Amanda Reiman, PhD, MSW
Dear Doctors, Please settle a bet. While watching football with my dad over Thanksgiving, the topic of concussions came up. I said that if players had access to marijuana then they would not have so many problems with head... Read More

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12/04/14
By gabriel sayegh
In New York City yesterday, a grand jury failed to indict the officer who killed Eric Garner in Staten Island. The grand jury decision isn’t just disappointing, it’s downright alarming. Grand juries aren't... Read More

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12/03/14
By Yolande Cadore
This week in Ferguson, MO, I joined a delegation of faith ministers to stand in solidarity with thousands of organizers and protesters decrying the injustice handed down by the local grand jury last week. The news of another... Read More

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12/02/14
By Marsha Rosenbaum, PhD
Last month Oregon, Alaska, and the District of Columbia joined Colorado and Washington as voters approved initiatives to legalize marijuana. Other states, including California, are likely to follow in 2016. Voters passed... Read More

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12/01/14
By Hannah Hetzer
In a vote that had major implications for the future of Uruguay’s historic marijuana regulation, Frente Amplio (Broad Front) candidate Tabaré Vázquez beat opposition candidate Luis Alberto Lacalle Pou by... Read More

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11/24/14
By Jill Harris
The election victories for marijuana legalization and other reforms to our current drug laws will likely bubble up at holiday dinner tables this year – and undoubtedly there will be some differing opinions on how our... Read More

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11/20/14
By Dr. Malik Burnett and Amanda Reiman, PhD, MSW
Dear Doctors, I keep hearing about how marijuana is a good treatment for all kinds of things. What conditions do we have actual research about when it comes to marijuana as a medicine? MMJ Curious   Dear Curious,... Read More

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11/19/14
By Sharda Sekaran
The Drug Policy Alliance is entering an exciting new partnership with Brigade, a technology startup dedicated to tackling the problem of declining citizen power and engagement in democracy. Brigade offers a promising... Read More

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11/18/14
By Tony Newman
A small town in Massachusetts made national news recently when the local health board moved to make Westminster, MA the first place in the country where no one could buy cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobacco.... Read More

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