Drug Policy Alliance Blog

By Melissa Franqui
Susan Burton is the founder and executive director of A New Way of Life, an organization that provides support and resources for women recently released from prison. “So many people are missing from our communities… Read More
By Jolene Forman and Theshia Naidoo
The war on drugs and the war on immigrants are intimately intertwined. The United States routinely deports non-citizens for minor drug offenses. Every year, roughly 40,000 people are deported for drug law violations, about… Read More
By Joy Haviland
Today the Colorado Supreme Court dealt a significant blow to patients who use medical marijuana. The Court held that employers may freely fire medical marijuana patients for their private, off-duty, and legal use of… Read More
By Laura Krasovitzky
Imagine going back home one day to find an empty house and all your belongings gone; or even worse, imagine being in your house and having your door suddenly smashed open by law enforcement officers in masks and being told… Read More
By Stefanie Jones
It was the worst sort of déjà vu – hearing yesterday that Victoria Callahan, a 19 year old young woman celebrating her birthday at the Echostage venue in DC, died after being transported from the event.… Read More
By Melissa Franqui
The Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) presents a new video series, Voices From the Front Lines of the Drug War, chronicling the people and organizations that are working to end the drug war. In partnership with Luceo Images, DPA is… Read More
By Sharda Sekaran
A couple of years ago I was watching my boss get interviewed on television about the cost of marijuana prohibition, growing public opinion in favor of legalization, and legislative efforts for marijuana policy reform. It was… Read More
By Daniel Robelo
Es ahora de conocimiento común que la guerra contra las drogas ha fallado. Pero no todas las personas son igualmente afectadas por este fracaso. Las comunidades afroamericanas y latinas continúan sufriendo… Read More
By Daniel Robelo
It’s now common knowledge that the war on drugs has failed. But not all people are equally affected. Black and Latino communities continue to suffer the brunt of the drug war in the U.S., while Latin American… Read More
By Tony Newman
June 17 marks the 44th anniversary of President Richard Nixon's war on drugs. America’s longest war has destroyed millions of lives, and turned the U.S. into the world’s leading incarcerator with less than… Read More