Drug Policy Alliance Blog

By Dr. Malik Burnett and Amanda Reiman, PhD, MSW
Dear Doctors, Please settle a bet. While watching football with my dad over Thanksgiving, the topic of concussions came up. I said that if players had access to marijuana then they would not have so many problems with head… Read More
By Yolande Cadore
This week in Ferguson, MO, I joined a delegation of faith ministers to stand in solidarity with thousands of organizers and protesters decrying the injustice handed down by the local grand jury last week. The news of another… Read More
By Marsha Rosenbaum, PhD
Last month Oregon, Alaska, and the District of Columbia joined Colorado and Washington as voters approved initiatives to legalize marijuana. Other states, including California, are likely to follow in 2016. Voters passed… Read More
By Hannah Hetzer
In a vote that had major implications for the future of Uruguay’s historic marijuana regulation, Frente Amplio (Broad Front) candidate Tabaré Vázquez beat opposition candidate Luis Alberto Lacalle Pou by… Read More
By Jill Harris
The election victories for marijuana legalization and other reforms to our current drug laws will likely bubble up at holiday dinner tables this year – and undoubtedly there will be some differing opinions on how our… Read More
By Dr. Malik Burnett and Amanda Reiman, PhD, MSW
Dear Doctors, I keep hearing about how marijuana is a good treatment for all kinds of things. What conditions do we have actual research about when it comes to marijuana as a medicine? MMJ Curious   Dear Curious,… Read More
By Sharda Sekaran
The Drug Policy Alliance is entering an exciting new partnership with Brigade, a technology startup dedicated to tackling the problem of declining citizen power and engagement in democracy. Brigade offers a promising… Read More
By Tony Newman
A small town in Massachusetts made national news recently when the local health board moved to make Westminster, MA the first place in the country where no one could buy cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobacco.… Read More
By Melissa Franqui
Having worked with out-of-school-youth in Harlem, I’ve seen firsthand the devastating consequences a marijuana arrest record has on a young person trying to find a job or apply to school. It’s time for the… Read More
By Sharda Sekaran
Twenty years ago, Ethan Nadelmann left his teaching position at Princeton University to become a full-time advocate for ending the drug war. As the founding executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA), the largest… Read More