Drug Policy Alliance Blog

02/21/14
By Alexis R. Posey
I am a little embarrassed to admit when my friend/colleague mentioned Dr. Joycelyn Elders I had no idea who she was talking about (blame the public school system if you like) and it wasn’t until I went home and hit up... Read More

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02/20/14
By Maggie Taylor
Baltimore is a beautiful city, home to the glittering Inner Harbor, mouth-watering crab, and the best ballpark on earth. But if there’s one thing Baltimoreans know, it’s the ravages that drugs can have on... Read More

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02/19/14
By Kassandra Frederique
I've learned in my four years in the drug policy reform field that if you wait long enough, the same ill-informed and racist drug war propaganda will be rehashed over and over again. As I read the New York Times this... Read More

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02/07/14
By Tony Newman
We are witnessing the beginning of the end of our disastrous war on drugs. 58% of Americans nationally support marijuana legalization. World leaders like former UN head Kofi Annan are calling for an end to the drug war. U.S... Read More

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12/30/13
By Sharda Sekaran
The drug war is full of racism and hypocrisy. It's hard to argue against that reality. People intoxicate themselves, both illegally and legally, at much the same rates across racial lines. Similarly, the drug trade is... Read More

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12/17/13
By Meghan Ralston
Reports on deaths related to Ecstasy and methamphetamine use are always heartbreaking. It’s easy to understand why people are worried about young people consuming stimulants at music festivals. Drug-related fatalities... Read More

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09/27/13
By Stefanie Jones
It could be the start of something big. Like thousands of others, I’m headed down to Atlanta, Georgia this weekend for the TomorrowWorld festival, a large three-day electronic music event modeled after the hugely... Read More

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09/06/13
By Stefanie Jones
The recent deaths attributed to MDMA use at this past weekend’s Electric Zoo Festival have the media world buzzing about drugs and the electronic dance music community.   Some may remember that a very... Read More

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09/03/13
By Stefanie Jones
This past weekend, the final day of the three-day electronic dance music festival Electric Zoo held on Randall’s Island in New York City was canceled.  The official press release from the city on Sunday,... Read More

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07/25/13
By Meghan Ralston
A couple of weeks ago, more than 70 people in Gorge, Washington were sent to area hospitals after what was initially reported to be a mass overdose on the club drug ‘molly’ (MDMA) at the Paradiso outdoor music... Read More

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