Drug Policy Alliance Blog

By Sharda Sekaran
Keith Lamont Scott is dead at the age of 43. A father of seven children with a wife of 20 years and a cognitive impairment from a motorcycle accident, Mr. Scott is gone from this earth and lost from his loved ones,… Read More
By Sharda Sekaran
How to Get Away with Murder Step one: Make sure you have a badge and the person you are murdering is black Step two: Add drugs Terence Crutcher was gunned down by a law enforcement officer on Friday after his car broke down… Read More
By Melissa Franqui
El magnate del hip-hop Jay Z aborda las condiciones raciales dentro del contexto de la guerra contra las drogas en un contundente corto animado que muestra el racismo de las leyes prohibicionistas de drogas y la aplicaci… Read More
By Melissa Franqui
Hip-hop mogul Jay Z takes on race and the drug war in a hard-hitting animated short that illustrates racist drug laws and disparate law enforcement; policies and policing that have wreaked havoc on the lives and communities… Read More
By Judh Grandchamps, Jr.
Jay Z and Molly Crabapple have just released a new video, “From Prohibition to Gold Rush,” that addresses everything from mass incarceration and criminalization, to the emerging above-ground marijuana market, to… Read More
By Jag Davies
The DEA’s recent move to prohibit and criminalize kratom, a medicinal plant used for millennia in Southeast Asia, shows us just how far we are from the drug war’s ultimate demise. Without any serious scientific… Read More
By Dionna King
As football season kicks off this week, full of glory and pain for players, I’m recalling an interview with Jerome “The Bus” Bettis, the heart of the Steelers Super Bowl XL winning team, as he was on the… Read More
By Amanda Reiman
California has become the epicenter of cannabis reform as the state moves to legalize marijuana for adults via Prop. 64 on the November 8 ballot. Legalization in California would mean that an additional 39 million people in… Read More
By Morgan Humphrey
Today is International Overdose Awareness Day. Numerous families and friends will come together today to remember loved ones lost due to the failed war on drugs. Forty-plus years of ineffective policies have left millions… Read More
By Stefanie Jones
Whether or not you’re someone who uses alcohol or other drugs, undoubtedly you will be around people who do at some point. And being able to recognize when something’s gone wrong is the first step toward being… Read More