Drug Policy Alliance Blog

By Amanda Bent
After relocating to Denver last month, I soon noticed a flurry of articles in local and national media suggesting that marijuana is increasingly driving Colorado visitors to hospitals. Other than feeling vaguely relieved to… Read More
By Alex Carr
Last month, U.S. Congressman Ted Lieu (D-CA) introduced the No More Money Bail Act of 2016. This bill would prohibit the use of money bail at the federal level and deny states access to Byrne Justice Assistance Grant funds… Read More
By Armando Gudiño
A recent California poll shows that a clear majority of Californians support legalizing marijuana. The poll, conducted by Probolsky Research, found that nearly 60 percent of Californians polled would vote yes to a ballot… Read More
By Tony Newman
Nancy Reagan, the former first lady and widow of President Ronald Reagan died on Sunday in California at age 94. Front pages around the world are remembering her life. The stories all talk about the powerful love between… Read More
By Stefanie Jones
I really thought this was going to be a celebratory blog post. This past Tuesday, on March 1, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously not to ban EDM events and instead adopt a series of health and… Read More
By Jag Davies
With overdose death rates more than doubling in the U.S. since 2000, we need to be examining every possible avenue to save lives and reduce the harms of drug misuse and addiction. Two medicinal plants, kratom and iboga, have… Read More
By Kassandra Frederique
She carries the name of the two women that she loves the most, her godmother and her grandmother, her name is Gloria Rosaline Preudhomme. Her work with the Institute of the Black World is a testament to her commitment to end… Read More
By Sharda Sekaran
It’s been a groundbreaking month in the national dialogue about opiate dependency and addiction.  From halls of government to family living rooms, the country is positioning for a dramatic shift in attitudes about… Read More
By Emily Kaltenbach
February 18th marked the end of New Mexico’s 2016 legislative session. It also marked the end of 30-days of regressive anti-crime policy introduction driven by Governor Susana Martinez. Martinez vowed to make 2016 the… Read More
By James Carli
Have you ever wondered why ending the war on drugs isn’t as simple as passing a few laws in Congress? Well, it has to do with some pretty bad pieces of international law that tie the hands of national governments to… Read More