Drug Policy Alliance Blog

By Jag Davies
This Election Day was a watershed moment for the movement to end marijuana prohibition -- no other reform was approved by so many citizens on so many ballots this year.  Legalization initiatives prevailed in… Read More
By Anthony Papa
The ability to vote is one of great importance and should be enjoyed by every citizen. Until you lose your right to vote you will not understand this. I can attest to this since I lost my ability to vote for many years… Read More
By Glenn Backes
There are many lawmakers who, just like the majority of California residents, are sick of the failed war on drugs and the devastation that it has brought to our state. They are fighting to end the era of mass incarceration,… Read More
By Stefanie Jones
It’s an important moment: Insomniac Events, one of the biggest EDM festival producers in the U.S., is beginning to embrace drug education and harm reduction.  This Halloween weekend marks the debut of “… Read More
By Melissa Franqui
“I don't recall a time when the drug war did not affect my life. The punishments my father, brother and sister experienced--arrest, incarceration and HIV/AIDS--for misusing a controlled substance caused a lifetime… Read More
By Dionna King
To date, President Barack Obama has granted 774 commutations. That is more commutations than the previous nine presidents combined and more commutations than any individual president in nearly a century. The majority of… Read More
By Ifetayo Harvey
The new documentary “Do Not Resist” opened up last week, receiving positive reviews for its honest yet alarming look at the state of policing in the United States. From Ferguson, Missouri to Columbia, South… Read More
By Joy Haviland
As Arizona, California, Maine, Massachusetts, and Nevada prepare to vote on the legalization of marijuana for adults 21 and over in a few weeks, all eyes are on the initial outcomes of those states that have already… Read More
By Hannah Hetzer
Alberto. Cesar. Reynaldo. Felix. Marvin. Benjamin. Noel. Christopher. Unidentified Filipino male. Yesterday, dozens of activists gathered in front of the Philippines Consulate in NY to protest the recent brutal murders of… Read More
By Theshia Naidoo
Yesterday, California enacted a law that is among the country’s most far-reaching protections against civil asset forfeiture abuse and became the latest state to curtail policing for profit. Senate Bill 443, authored… Read More