Drug Policy Alliance Blog

10/01/13
By Avinash Tharoor
Should marijuana be legal everywhere? The founder and executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, Ethan Nadelmann, and the founding director of the UK’s Centre for Drug Misuse Research, Neil McKeganey, are... Read More

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09/30/13
By Avinash Tharoor
New Zealand has seen the enactment of revolutionary policy changes to the norm of drug prohibition that no other country has experienced. While the U.S., Uruguay, and certain European states have taken recent strides in... 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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09/18/13
By Avinash Tharoor
Dr. Carl Hart, an associate professor in Columbia University’s prestigious Psychology department, recently told the New York Times that the scientific community has played a “less than honorable role in the war... 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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09/06/13
By Avinash Tharoor
The nationwide illegality of marijuana was established under the 43-year-old Controlled Substances Act, which classifies the plant as a Schedule I drug, alongside dangerous substances such as heroin. However, beginning... 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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08/30/13
By Avinash Tharoor
This Saturday, August 31, marks International Overdose Awareness Day, and there hasn’t been a more important time to get involved. Drug overdose is now the number one cause of accidental death of Americans between... Read More

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08/27/13
By Avinash Tharoor
Fifty years ago this week, in August 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. profoundly addressed the nation to demand justice and equality for racial minorities. Despite the huge changes that have occurred since then, people of... 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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