Drug Policy Alliance Blog

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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10/23/13
By Avinash Tharoor
Leading advocates for alternatives to the war on drugs will be honored at an awards ceremony on Saturday, October 26, at the International Drug Policy Reform Conference in Denver. For a complete list, visit: www.... Read More

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10/10/13
By Avinash Tharoor
In the 1950s and early 1960s, psychedelic drugs such as LSD were considered promising treatments for a broad range of psychological and psychiatric conditions. Tens of thousands of people were introduced to them in clinical... Read More

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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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