Drug Policy Alliance Blog

05/13/13
By Sharda Sekaran
You might be familiar with Reefer Madness, the drug war film from the 1930s that has become a cult classic because of its over-the-top scare tactics about marijuana. Generations have laughed at the film's cartoonish... Read More

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05/02/13
By Marsha Rosenbaum
Mike Gray, who passed this week, was a prolific writer, producing screenplays, books, and documentaries. Right from the beginning of our movement, Mike was a major player in drug policy reform. His 1998 book, Drug Crazy:... Read More

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05/01/13
By Christopher Soda
The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) released its 2013 National Drug Control Strategy last week.  While the rhetoric focused on a public health approach, when you dig to the heart of the matter... Read More

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04/30/13
By Derek Rosenfeld
President Obama made a joke about his marijuana use at last week's White House Correspondents' Dinner. It was just one joke, and it was actually pretty funny. But should President Obama, arguably history's... Read More

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04/29/13
By Clovis Thorn
It’s your turn for your weekly Weight Watchers weigh in. You’re dreading it, remembering your kid’s birthday party and those other times when you busted your diet. You step on the scale. You’ve gained... Read More

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03/15/13
By Amanda Reiman
In this week's "hypocrisy news," the federal government continues to deny the medical value of cannabis even in light of contrary claims by its own agency, the National Institute of Health. According to an... Read More

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02/28/13
By Laura Thomas
For more than 15 years, I’ve been volunteering with the local syringe access program here in San Francisco. I stand behind a grocery store for a couple of hours on Tuesday nights with some other volunteers, collecting... Read More

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02/27/13
By Christopher Soda
I think it’s safe to say most people were horrified upon hearing about Emily Baer’s close encounter with death after smoking synthetic cannabis.  Some state governments, such as NJ, have recently adopted a... Read More

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02/12/13
By Ethan Nadelmann
I firmly believe that at some point during his second administration President Obama is going to address the issue of mass incarceration in America. What I fear is that he is going to wait so long, and ultimately do so... Read More

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01/17/13
By Derek Rosenfeld
Lawmakers across the country are pushing bills to drug test people who apply for certain benefits, like unemployment insurance and welfare. This makes NO sense. People who apply for unemployment insurance need to have worked... Read More

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