Drug Policy Alliance Blog
Will My Fellow Vet Lose His Veterans Administration Benefits if He Uses Medical Marijuana to Help His PTSD?
Dear Doctors, I am a veteran who has recently returned from Iraq. A guy in my support group was talking about how he uses marijuana to help with his PTSD (depression in particular). Does that really help? Can I get in... Read More
On November 4, the country continued its rejection of reefer madness as two more states, plus Washington D.C. voted to end marijuana prohibition within their borders. Now, with Alaska, Oregon and DC joining Colorado and... Read More
When historians look back at the movement to end the war on drugs, they might very well point to the 2014 election as the moment when it all got real. With marijuana legalization measures passing in Oregon, Alaska and... Read More
Okay, the Halloween and Dia de los Muertos celebrations are over, you’ve changed your clocks (I hope) and you’re ready to get back to real life. Wait! There’s one more super important thing for you to... Read More
Like many Latinos throughout the Americas, I will be celebrating Dia de los Muertos this year by building an altar in honor of those whom I hold most dear in my life that have left this world but not left me. And spending... Read More
With so much war and destruction all around us, it is easy to get depressed and wonder how can we make this world a better place. What if you could help end a war that would save lives and money and see the results... Read More
I’m a native New Yorker and I live in Brooklyn. But right now I’m in Portland and I am completely dedicating myself to the state of Oregon. Why? This lovely Pacific Northwestern state has the unique and historic... Read More
How Can Parents Balance the Risks With the Potential Benefits of Medical Marijuana for Very Sick Children?
Dear Doctors, “My next-door neighbor has the cutest child I’ve ever seen. Unfortunately, the child has been battling severe epilepsy from a young age. We have a very tight community here, and I want to help the... Read More
Media coverage of drugs and drug policy has grown much more sophisticated in the past few years. Yet many media outlets -- even some of the most well-meaning ones -- still often use inaccurate, offensive, or just plain... Read More
News broke this morning that Hunter Biden, son of Vice President Joe Biden, was expelled from the Navy just a month after receiving his commission in 2013 because he failed a drug test, testing positive for cocaine use. This... Read More