Drug Policy Alliance Blog

By Marcelo Alzamora
Earlier this month, Bolivian President Evo Morales signed a bill that raises the limit of coca crops that Bolivian farmers can plant nationally from 12,000 to 22,000 hectares. Since he assumed the presidency in 2006, Morales… Read More
By Bethany Perryman
It has been only three weeks since Speaker Paul Ryan unveiled the American Health Care Act, legislation that repeals portions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This legislation, in its current form, would rollback provisions… Read More
By Lynne Lyman
On time and intact implementation of California’s Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, is critical to realizing the benefits of legalization and reducing the harms from decades of prohibition that have… Read More
By Virginia Purcell
Earlier this week, Attorney General Jeff Sessions delivered a speech to law enforcement officials in which he ranted about the  immorality of smoking marijuana  and signaled a return to the failed drug-abstinence… Read More
By Melissa Franqui
A day without a woman? What about two weeks? What about three months - a year even? These are the lengths of time that families go without a woman in their lives because she is incarcerated in a U.S. jail, often not even… Read More
By Hannah Hetzer
Since last summer, a brutal war on drugs has been waged in the Philippines at the behest of President Duterte. More than 7,000 people have been killed, predominantly in poorer neighborhoods. Over one million have turned… Read More
By Tony Newman
Attorney General Jeff Sessions became the second member of the Trump administration in less than a week to provide “alternative facts” and backward analysis when it comes to marijuana. Yesterday, in a meeting… Read More
By Kirsten West Savali
In 1981, Susan Burton’s 5-year-old son, her baby, ran into the street outside their home in South Los Angeles and was killed when a Los Angeles police officer struck him with his car. And he kept going. “The… Read More
By Jag Davies
The criminalization of people who use psychedelics is rooted in myths that are the vestiges of colonialism and the drug war – and, one by one, those myths are crumbling down. We’ve learned in recent years that… Read More