Drug Policy Alliance Blog

08/17/15
By Emma Bracy
Crack was used as a scapegoat for complex social problems — unemployment, poor education, lack of resources, violence, and the list goes on. It was easy to blame drugs for inner-city woes, which made the War On Drugs… Read More
08/13/15
By Sharda Sekaran
It’s a story so awful that even though my job involves constantly reading news about drug war atrocities, I avoided this one for days.    Charnesia Corley has come forward about an incident that… Read More
08/12/15
By Michael Collins
It’s been five months since the historic medical marijuana bill – the CARERS Act – was introduced in the Senate, and as Congress enjoys its summer recess, it’s a good time to reflect on where the bill… Read More
08/11/15
By Daniel Robelo
The United States has reached a turning point in its epidemic of mass incarceration. A consensus is growing across the country – from the White House and both aisles of Congress to cities and states of all sizes… Read More
08/12/15
By Amanda Reiman
Dear Expert, I am a medical cannabis patient in Michigan and I use cannabis to treat painful neuropathy in my legs. I need to use cannabis every few hours to keep the pain levels down. I was working from home, which allowed… Read More
08/10/15
By Art Way
Recently organizers in Denver attempted to recall Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey.  The community was pushed to action by Morrissey’s inability to bring a hint of justice concerning police murders in… Read More
08/10/15
By Amanda Reiman
The timeline of cannabis use on earth is long and far reaching. For thousands of years, cannabis has been used across cultures, religions and geography as a medicine. Eaten, inhaled, or rubbed on the skin, our ancestors knew… Read More
08/09/15
By Stefanie Jones
The NYPD has been drumming up attention over the supposed dangers of “synthetic marijuana” – a class of cannabinoid chemicals typically sprayed over plant matter and packaged with names like “K2,… Read More
08/06/15
By Melissa Franqui
Your Dose of Pop is DPA’s contribution to a balanced media diet. We generally disseminate serious news about the serious disaster that is the drug war. However, a good deal of public opinion is shaped by the happenings… Read More
08/02/15
By Tony Newman
For some years now, Comedy Central and HBO have played a huge role in educating people about some of the most important issues of the day. Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Bill Maher, Larry Willmore and John Oliver are all… Read More