Drug Policy Alliance Blog

02/11/15
By Julie Netherland
For almost three years, I’ve worked alongside many others to create safe and legal access to medical marijuana for New York’s sickest residents. The bill that passed last June was a compromise bill. Key... Read More

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02/10/15
By Meghan Ralston
In the aftermath of the guilty verdicts handed down in the case of Ross Ulbricht, some journalists have been having a field day reporting on the downfall of the ‘alleged mastermind’ behind Silk Road, while ... Read More

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02/06/15
By Kristen Maye
Every generation is granted a few books that define the times. These books reframe prevailing conversations, open up new space for action around old problems, and set the record straight. Carl Hart produced one such book... Read More

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02/06/15
By Jag Davies
As momentum to scale back the drug war has grown over the past decade, drug courts have spread across the country. While drug courts are often referred to as an “alternative to incarceration,” in practice they... Read More

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02/05/15
By Melissa Franqui
This February, the Drug Policy Alliance will launch a month-long online tribute to Black drug policy reformers. At a time when the nation reflects upon the history and contributions of Black Americans, DPA seeks to raise... Read More

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02/05/15
By Sharda Sekaran
Your Dose of Pop is DPA’s contribution to a balanced media diet. A good deal of public opinion about drug policy is shaped by the happenings in entertainment and culture, which makes them worth noting and exploring. So... Read More

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02/04/15
By Jag Davies
U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy has joined the growing chorus of top medical professionals and organizations in favor of reforming marijuana laws to allow access for medical purposes. On today’s CBS This Morning... Read More

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02/03/15
By Meghan Ralston
While most of the country was watching fun Super Bowl commercials like the one spoofing the Brady Bunch and the one featuring a sultry Kim Kardashian spoofing herself, viewers in the St. Louis market watched something... Read More

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02/03/15
By Amanda Reiman
Last week, two major health organizations released updated policies on marijuana. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American Public Health Association (APHA) have both re-examined the status quo of marijuana... Read More

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01/29/15
By Tony Newman
Drugs and the drug war touch most families.  Millions of people have a loved one behind bars on drug charges. Many millions more have struggled with drugs themselves – or have a loved one who has dealt with... Read More

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