Drug Policy Alliance Blog

10/11/13
By Tony Newman
Why are some drugs legal and others illegal? Who are the people who make up the drug policy reform movement? What can be done about the violence in Mexico from the drug trade? How should society deal with heroin, cocaine and... Read More

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10/10/13
By Avinash Tharoor
In the 1950s and early 1960s, psychedelic drugs such as LSD were considered promising treatments for a broad range of psychological and psychiatric conditions. Tens of thousands of people were introduced to them in clinical... Read More

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10/09/13
By Amanda Reiman
As with any policy shift, the gradual regulation of marijuana in the United States will have implications for a wide variety of populations. Indeed, the removal of marijuana from the criminal justice system has already... Read More

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10/07/13
By Christopher Soda
Open Society Foundations (OSF) released a report this summer, Coffee Shops and Compromise, analyzing the history and effect of the Netherlands' drug evolution starting with a revision to the Opium Act in 1976. As a... Read More

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10/04/13
By Tommy McDonald
TSA Might Allow You to Board a Plane with Marijuana War On Drugs Catastrophic Failure, BMJ Open Study Finds Canada Ushers in a ‘$1 Billion’ Privatized Medical Marijuana Industry The Militarized US Drug War in... Read More

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10/02/13
By Stefanie Jones
I’ll admit it – despite having been in the electronic dance music scene for over ten years and working in the field of drug policy for almost that long, going to Atlanta to volunteer with DanceSafe was my first... Read More

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10/02/13
By Meghan Ralston
The BBC, Guardian , New York Times and others are reporting the seizure of the anonymous international drug marketplace website Silk Road by U.S. federal agents - despite the U.S. government shutdown. This futile effort to... Read More

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10/01/13
By Avinash Tharoor
Should marijuana be legal everywhere? The founder and executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, Ethan Nadelmann, and the founding director of the UK’s Centre for Drug Misuse Research, Neil McKeganey, are... Read More

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09/30/13
By Meghan Ralston
It’s easy to focus on the sensational aspects of the emerging krokodil “flesh-rotting drug” story, but that ignores the most troubling issues around its origins, its popularity and its continued use.... Read More

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09/30/13
By Avinash Tharoor
New Zealand has seen the enactment of revolutionary policy changes to the norm of drug prohibition that no other country has experienced. While the U.S., Uruguay, and certain European states have taken recent strides in... Read More

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