Drug Policy Alliance Blog

By Daniel Robelo
September 26 marks one year since the forcible disappearance of 43 student-teachers from the Escuela Normal Rural (rural teachers’ college) Raúl Isidro Burgos de Ayotzinapa, and the murder of six community… Read More
By Joy Haviland
The use of heroin is increasing nationwide. As use rates have climbed so has the number of heroin-related overdose deaths. No matter who you ask, it’s a problem that deserves attention. Our attention should be on smart… Read More
By Derek Rosenfeld
The NFL is back and I'm very excited about the upcoming season. But there is something that I have become more aware of recently that I can't help but think about while watching the game – the issue of… Read More
By Jerónimo Saldaña
Esta semana, hace medio siglo, Dolores Huerta y la Unión de Campesinos (United Farm Workers, UFW) consensuaron unirse a Larry Itliong y los trabajadores filipinos para comenzar la Huelga de Uva en Delano. Su lucha… Read More
By Jerónimo Saldaña
A half-century ago this week, Dolores Huerta and the United Farm Workers voted to join Larry Itliong and Filipino farmworkers’ in commencing the Delano Grape Strike. Their fight for justice would serve as a catalyst… Read More
By Tony Newman
Tonight, round two of the GOP presidential debate will be taking place at the Ronald Reagan Library in Simi Valley California. I am fairly confident that there will be glowing tributes to President Reagan and references to… Read More
By Jag Davies
Psychedelic substances have been used around the world for thousands of years for religious and therapeutic purposes. In the 1950s and 1960s, psychedelics were considered promising treatments for a broad range of… Read More
By Julie Netherland
In case you missed it, the walking dead are taking over East Harlem. The New York Times referred to an area of high K2 use in East Harlem as "a street of zombies;" the New York Daily News (citing NYPD Commissioner… Read More
By Jag Davies
Coming of age in Miami in the 1980s and 90s, the HIV/AIDS epidemic felt omnipresent, as everyone's life was touched by it in one way or another.  When one of my childhood friends died of AIDS-related complications… Read More
By Laura Krasovitzky
What if Oliver Sacks had been born 20 years later? Would he have been able to explore new avenues of neurochemical and psychiatric research to the extent that he did? Probably not... at least not legally, since a 20-year… Read More