Drug Policy Alliance Blog

12/18/14
By Dr. Malik Burnett and Amanda Reiman, PhD, MSW
Dear Doctors, “With all the recent change taking place in marijuana policy in recent months, I am sure the topic is going to come up when my family gets together for the holiday season. Given the controversial nature... Read More

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12/17/14
By Jeremy Lesser
December 17 marks the 100-year anniversary of the Harrison Narcotics Tax Act, generally considered the beginning of the oppressive, expensive, and devastating drug war. This year, more than eight major U.S. cities will be... Read More

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12/16/14
By Tony Newman
2014 was another nail in the coffin in the United States’ disastrous war on drugs. The majority of the country now supports marijuana legalization and Oregon, Alaska and D.C. made it a reality by legalizing it. World... Read More

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12/16/14
By Julie Netherland
This holiday season, a time when I am normally filled with thoughts of light and hope, I find myself reflecting on the horrors of our failed war on drugs. I’m thinking about all the families torn apart by the drug war... Read More

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12/15/14
By Bill Piper
Over the weekend Congress passed the “cromnibus,” an end of year federal spending bill designed to fund most of the government through 2015. The bill contains the bipartisan Rohrabacher-Farr medical marijuana... Read More

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12/12/14
By Alex Razo
Growing up in East LA, I’ve witnessed a lot of traumatic experiences. I saw numerous incidents at an early age that occurred far too often - drive-by shootings, drug overdoses, police brutality and the loss of friends... Read More

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12/10/14
By Sharda Sekaran
On December 10, 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). This doctrine is the essential blueprint for human beings to thrive with dignity in our full capacity--... Read More

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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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