Drug Policy Alliance Blog

10/18/15
By Jag Davies
The UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) appeared set to call on governments to end the criminalization of drug use and possession, according to DPA Honorary Board Member Richard Branson -- but in a dramatic turn of events… Read More
10/13/15
By Armando Gudiño
En 1965 la administración Johnson promulgó la Ley de Inmigración y Nacionalidad, dando paso a una transformación en el país que hasta la fecha sigue extendiéndose. Desde entonces m… Read More
10/13/15
By Tony Newman
Last night, during the first Democratic debate, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) became the first major presidential candidate to say that he would support legalizing marijuana if given the chance. Asked whether he would support… Read More
10/07/15
By Armando Gudiño
In 1965 the Johnson administration passed the Immigration and Nationality Act giving way to a transformation in this country that continues to have ripples to this day. Since then, over 59 million immigrants have come to the… Read More
10/07/15
By Anthony Papa
For those 6,000 who will soon be released, I want to share with you my story of being released from prison when I received executive clemency after serving 12 years. I hope it will give you some insight on what to expect.… Read More
10/06/15
By Hannah Hetzer
El movimiento por la reforma a las políticas sobre drogas es una enorme coalición que reúne a personas que lucha por la reforma al sistema criminal, la justicia racial, las libertades individuales, la… Read More
10/05/15
By Anthony Papa
Starting in November, 6,000 federal prisoners will be released from federal prison, an unprecedented move that is the result of changes made by the U.S. Sentencing Commission last year that lowered federal sentencing… Read More
10/04/15
By Tony Newman
Amy Schumer, Steph Curry, Ed Norton, Jesse Williams, Chris Pine, Russell Simmons, and Piper Kerman are among 90+ celebrities calling for reform to our criminal justice system. The stars are joining the campaign led by #cut50… Read More
10/01/15
By Hannah Hetzer
Drug policy reform is a big tent; it brings together people fighting for criminal justice reform, racial justice, individual liberty, dignity, human rights, public health and public safety. There are experts working on harm… Read More
10/01/15
By Amanda Bent
I still vividly remember the first time I saw naloxone in action. The day began like an average one at the drop-in center—with the buzz of conversation, ringing phones and chaotic sounds of an old action movie on the… Read More