Drug Policy Alliance Blog

04/07/16
By Daniel Abrahamson
The U.S.-led war on drugs and U.S.-shaped international drug policies are being scrutinized and debated this month by governments from around the globe as the world’s countries prepare to gather in mid-April for the... Read More

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04/07/16
By Laura Krasovitzky
“We are all constantly threatened. We are all criminalized and targeted; but for us, love for our struggle is love for life and that’s what keeps us going.” As Marleny Reyes, an organizer with the Civic... Read More

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04/01/16
By Kevin Franciotti
The global community of drug policy reformers can breathe a small sigh of relief this week after it was revealed that the enactment of the world’s most absurdly expansive drug law has been delayed. The United Kingdom... Read More

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03/31/16
By John Hay
This past Tuesday, I had the honor of joining a great team of community activists to deliver more than 30,000 petition signatures to Sen. Mitch McConnell’s Kentucky office urging him to let the Senate vote on the... Read More

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03/24/16
By Laura Krasovitzky and Ted Lewis
Twenty-two days, five countries, one message: end the drug war. Starting in Honduras on March 28th, the Caravan for Peace, Life and Justice will travel through El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico and the United States with the... Read More

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03/24/16
By Julie Netherland
As policymakers weigh “what to do about drugs,” they almost always focus on the potential harms of drugs and almost never on the harms of our drug policies themselves. But earlier today an esteemed group of... Read More

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03/23/16
By Melissa Franqui
Earlier this week, the drug policy field was set ablaze with Harper’s Magazine cover page story, “Legalize It All: How to win the war on drugs,” a cutting narration of U.S. drug policies, past and present,... Read More

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03/23/16
By Anthony Papa
Activists have fought hard for many years to free Larry Yarbrough. Their prayers were answered when Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin granted Yarbrough executive clemency earlier this month. Several years ago, I wrote about... Read More

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03/16/16
By Alex Carr
Last month, U.S. Congressman Ted Lieu (D-CA) introduced the No More Money Bail Act of 2016. This bill would prohibit the use of money bail at the federal level and deny states access to Byrne Justice Assistance Grant funds... Read More

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03/16/16
By Amanda Bent
After relocating to Denver last month, I soon noticed a flurry of articles in local and national media suggesting that marijuana is increasingly driving Colorado visitors to hospitals. Other than feeling vaguely relieved to... Read More

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