Drug Policy Alliance Blog

08/15/16
By Grant Smith
Lawmakers in California are on course to pass the most far reaching civil asset forfeiture reforms in the United States. The legislation, which was OK’d by the California State Assembly this week, and must now head… Read More
08/10/16
By Derek Rosenfeld
Today, the DEA announced that it was not rescheduling marijuana. Earlier this year it was reported that the DEA was considering rescheduling marijuana from Schedule I to Schedule II, a move that would have shown the federal… Read More
08/02/16
By Hannah Hetzer
In the past few weeks, a spate of horrific killings have taken place across the Philippines. Murders of people who use drugs, people who sell drugs, and people who have simply been assumed to do either. No trials, no due… Read More
08/01/16
By Eunisses Hernandez
Last month, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed the 2016-17 state budget, which included two DPA sponsored budget requests: $3 million for community-based naloxone distribution and $15 million to establish up to three Law… Read More
07/20/16
By Emily Kaltenbach
Bucking the national trend toward progressive reform, the Albuquerque Police Department recently doubled down on its aggressive policing of minor drug offenses. Recently, the department arrested seven men – six of whom… Read More
07/18/16
By Suchitra Rajagopalan
Every individual has a fundamental right to health, regardless of age, race, gender, income, or nationality. This important human right is intimately connected to our understanding of a life in dignity because it is in good… Read More
07/12/16
By Julie Netherland
This morning New Yorkers awoke to news in the New York Times and New York Post that on Tuesday dozens of people in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn had severe reactions to a batch of K2, a commonly used name for synthetic… Read More
07/12/16
By Art Way
It’s not hard to make the simple argument that Alton Sterling and Philando Castile were murdered by the police because they were black.  The lack of de-escalation employed in these tragic events is mind boggling… Read More
07/10/16
By Anthony Papa
President Rodrigo Duterte, the new leader of the Philippines is out of his mind. His method in solving the drug war is simple, curb demand and supply by killing off drug dealers. What if he continues his madness and wipes… Read More
07/06/16
By asha bandele
I barely have breath, let alone words this morning as we awaken to yet another police killing. I've been in one organization or another since 1989 that demanded an end to this and despite all I know and have seen, even I… Read More