Drug Policy Alliance Blog

By Jag Davies
When historians look back at the movement to end the war on drugs, they might very well point to the 2014 election as the moment when it all got real. With marijuana legalization measures passing in Oregon, Alaska and… Read More
By Stefanie Jones
Okay, the Halloween and Dia de los Muertos celebrations are over, you’ve changed your clocks (I hope) and you’re ready to get back to real life. Wait!  There’s one more super important thing for you to… Read More
By Jeronimo Saldaña
Like many Latinos throughout the Americas, I will be celebrating Dia de los Muertos this year by building an altar in honor of those whom I hold most dear in my life that have left this world but not left me. And spending… Read More
By Tony Newman
With so much war and destruction all around us, it is easy to get depressed and wonder how can we make this world a better place. What if you could help end a war that would save lives and money and see the results… Read More
By Sharda Sekaran
I’m a native New Yorker and I live in Brooklyn. But right now I’m in Portland and I am completely dedicating myself to the state of Oregon. Why? This lovely Pacific Northwestern state has the unique and historic… Read More
By Dr. Malik Burnett and Amanda Reiman, PhD, MSW
Dear Doctors, “My next-door neighbor has the cutest child I’ve ever seen. Unfortunately, the child has been battling severe epilepsy from a young age. We have a very tight community here, and I want to help the best way I… Read More
By Jag Davies
Media coverage of drugs and drug policy has grown much more sophisticated in the past few years. Yet many media outlets -- even some of the most well-meaning ones -- still often use inaccurate, offensive, or just plain… Read More
By James Carli
News broke this morning that Hunter Biden, son of Vice President Joe Biden, was expelled from the Navy just a month after receiving his commission in 2013 because he failed a drug test, testing positive for cocaine use. This… Read More
By Michael Collins
In the fight to end the drug war, U.S. foreign policy has been particularly frustrating. While we have seen a myriad of changes at the domestic level on marijuana, criminal justice, and harm reduction, U.S. foreign policy… Read More
By Meghan Ralston
Lisa Raville is a powerful woman whose days are filled with stigma—thinking about it, coping with it, wanting to reduce it, and seeing the real-life horrible impact of it on virtually every drug-injecting client who… Read More