Drug Policy Alliance Blog

10/02/15
By Hannah Hetzer
Drug policy reform is a big tent; it brings together people fighting for criminal justice reform, racial justice, individual liberty, dignity, human rights, public health and public safety. There are experts working on harm... Read More

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10/01/15
By Amanda Reiman
Dear Expert: Recently, my 15 year-old son was having a sleep over at his friend’s house. The next morning when I went to pick him up, his friend’s mom told me that she caught them smoking pot in the basement.... Read More

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10/01/15
By Laura Krasovitzky
“¡Vivos se los llevaron! ¡Vivos los queremos!” These words echoed around the globe this past weekend, as September 26 marked one year since 43 students were forcefully disappeared by government... Read More

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09/30/15
By Jerry Otero
Tan sólo una miradita a la cobertura mediática reciente del debate político nos muestra cómo se ha infundido una retórica anti-inmigrante y anti-latino penetrante y virulenta. Por un lado,... Read More

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09/29/15
By Amanda Reiman
Every 45 seconds a life and a future is put in jeopardy. Every 45 seconds, something that 38 percent of Americans admit to doing becomes an insurmountable barrier to future success. Barriers that are not placed randomly, but... Read More

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09/28/15
By Jerry Otero
A glance at recent media coverage shows how a pervasive and virulent anti-immigrant, anti-Latino rhetoric has infused the political debate. From unfair characterizations of Latinos as drug-dealing criminals and rapists to a... Read More

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09/25/15
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

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09/25/15
By Yolande Cadore
This weekend, Pope Francis will visit the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility in Philadelphia, and it’s a big deal. Unless, you’ve been living under a rock, you’re probably aware that America jails more... Read More

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09/25/15
By Daniel Robelo
El 26 de septiembre se cumple un año de la desaparición forzada de 43 estudiantes de la Escuela Normal Rural Raúl Isidro Burgos de Ayotzinapa, y seis personas más. El caso de los normalistas... Read More

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09/24/15
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

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