Drug Policy Alliance Blog

10/09/14
By Dr. Malik Burnett and Amanda Reiman, PhD, MSW
Dear Doctors, “With so much information coming out about the medical value of marijuana, and that marijuana is not as dangerous as alcohol, why was it made illegal in the first place?” Sincerely, Looking for a... Read More

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10/07/14
By Jill Harris
Guidebook author and TV host Rick Steves has travelled the world for three decades with an appetite for more than just new foods and cultures. He’s also had a keen interest in understanding how different countries... Read More

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10/06/14
By Tony Newman
After making history this summer by becoming the first national paper to call for marijuana legalization, the New York Times doubled down today with their strong editorial in support of the marijuana legalization initiatives... Read More

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10/03/14
By Laura Thomas
You know the old saw, as California goes, so goes the rest of the country? Let’s hope that plays out in this case. Recently, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed two major harm reduction bills – pharmacy access to... Read More

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09/30/14
By Julie Netherland
Those who would perpetuate the failed drug war claim they want to protect the children. But nothing could be further from the truth. The drug war overall, and marijuana prohibition specifically, hurts young people.... Read More

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09/24/14
By Stephanie Izquieta
The blatant contradiction of America's drug war, that prohibition will protect young people, has to end. From Nancy Reagan’s “Just Say No,” to the adoption of D.A.R.E. programs in public schools, young... Read More

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09/24/14
By Dr. Malik Burnett and Amanda Reiman, PhD MSW
Dear Doctors, “Medical marijuana laws are popping up all over the country, however some of them only allow for strains high in CBD, for kids with seizures. I always thought of THC and marijuana. What’s all this... Read More

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09/23/14
By Tony Newman
The war on drugs is a cruel joke. The U.S. spends more than $50 billion a year on the "war on drugs" with the goal of creating a "drug-free society" – yet there has never been a “drug-free... Read More

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09/23/14
By Jeronimo Saldaña
Can the ballot really end marijuana prohibition and the drug war? The short answer is yes. As my esteemed colleague, Stephen Gutwillig, wrote earlier this week, “voter initiatives -- primarily reforming or repealing... Read More

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09/22/14
By Ethan Nadelmann
I was very saddened to receive news that Joe McNamara died a few days ago.  Joe first spoke out publicly for drug policy reform when he was the police chief of San Jose in the late 1980s and early 1990s.  He was an... Read More

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