Drug Policy Alliance Blog

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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06/06/13
By Megan Farrington
"Frenetic" and "whip-smart" are two perfect words for our executive director. Rolling Stone captures his approach to reform and the success of his and DPA's work over the last 20 years in a great... Read More

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09/24/12
By Amanda Reiman
Supporters of medical marijuana often make many claims - that cannabis relieves pain, is an anti-inflammatory, increases appetite, suppresses nausea and aids sleep. Given the negative side effects associated with many... Read More

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