Drug Policy Alliance Blog

10/26/15
By Hannah Hetzer
On Wednesday, Mexico’s Supreme Court will debate whether the prohibition of the consumption and cultivation of marijuana for personal use is unconstitutional. The Court will determine whether the prohibition of the… Read More
10/20/15
By Tony Newman
I have been working at the Drug Policy Alliance for the last 16 years and I have never seen a week like this. It is hard to keep up with all of the big stories about the disastrous war on drugs and the growing effort to end… Read More
10/20/15
By Joy Haviland
Yesterday, after more than 17 years of litigation, a federal judge lifted an injunction against one of California’s oldest medical marijuana dispensaries. In an opinion excoriating the Department of Justice’s… Read More
10/19/15
By Julie Netherland
A few weeks ago, a remarkable – perhaps unprecedented – event took place.  Nearly 650 people packed a church on Manhattan’s Upper East Side to demand supervised injection facilities (SIFs) in New York… Read More
10/19/15
By Hannah Hetzer
Last night, Canada voted in Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party in a general election - a move that will have outstanding implications for drug policy reform in the country. The election puts an end to Conservative Party… Read More
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