Drug Policy Alliance Blog

09/03/13
By Stefanie Jones
This past weekend, the final day of the three-day electronic dance music festival Electric Zoo held on Randall’s Island in New York City was canceled.  The official press release from the city on Sunday,... Read More

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08/30/13
By Avinash Tharoor
This Saturday, August 31, marks International Overdose Awareness Day, and there hasn’t been a more important time to get involved. Drug overdose is now the number one cause of accidental death of Americans between... Read More

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08/30/13
By Tommy McDonald
Obama's New Pot Rules Are a Bigger Deal Than You Think DPA on CNN: White House Will Allow Marijuana Legalization Laws to Proceed MPP’s Rob Kampia: “United We Stand, Divided We Fall” Jamaican public... Read More

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08/29/13
By Amanda Reiman
Jump for joy! Then get back to work.   Today the Justice Department made history when they announced that they will allow Colorado and Washington to proceed with the recreational marijuana laws passed by... Read More

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08/28/13
By Brian Rabadeau
Anyone currently seeking to invest in marijuana should know this: the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) released a new Investor Alert titled Marijuana Stock Scams. Since medical marijuana became legal in 20... Read More

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08/27/13
By Amanda Reiman
Lately we have been hearing a lot about this "tipping point" we have reached in the War on Drugs. A time when public opinion is shifting and leaders, legislators and others are changing the way the conversation is... Read More

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08/27/13
By Avinash Tharoor
Fifty years ago this week, in August 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. profoundly addressed the nation to demand justice and equality for racial minorities. Despite the huge changes that have occurred since then, people of... Read More

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08/26/13
By Anthony Papa
Last week I listened with great interest to a speech Attorney General Eric Holder presented in front of the American Bar Association. Holder passionately spoke about halting the use of laws that have led to mass... Read More

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08/23/13
By Tommy McDonald
82 percent say U.S. ‘losing’ War on Drugs Jerry Brown Considers Prison Alliance Between Private Company, Union Pardon Rates Remain Low An Effort to Expand Access to a Drug That Could Save Victims of Overdoses The... Read More

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08/22/13
By Brian Rabadeau
There is already a huge stigma against opponents of the drug war. Anyone who fights against the war on drugs is branded with stereotypes such as the hapless stoner who just wants to get high. This image can scare people away... Read More

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