Drug Policy Alliance Blog

09/18/15
By Jerónimo Saldaña
Esta semana, hace medio siglo, Dolores Huerta y la Unión de Campesinos (United Farm Workers, UFW) consensuaron unirse a Larry Itliong y los trabajadores filipinos para comenzar la Huelga de Uva en Delano. Su lucha... Read More

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09/17/15
By Jerónimo Saldaña
A half-century ago this week, Dolores Huerta and the United Farm Workers voted to join Larry Itliong and Filipino farmworkers’ in commencing the Delano Grape Strike. Their fight for justice would serve as a catalyst... Read More

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09/16/15
By Tony Newman
Tonight, round two of the GOP presidential debate will be taking place at the Ronald Reagan Library in Simi Valley California. I am fairly confident that there will be glowing tributes to President Reagan and references to... Read More

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09/15/15
By Jag Davies
Psychedelic substances have been used around the world for thousands of years for religious and therapeutic purposes. In the 1950s and 1960s, psychedelics were considered promising treatments for a broad range of... Read More

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09/10/15
By Jag Davies
Coming of age in Miami in the 1980s and 90s, the HIV/AIDS epidemic felt omnipresent, as everyone's life was touched by it in one way or another.  When one of my childhood friends died of AIDS-related complications... Read More

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09/10/15
By Julie Netherland
In case you missed it, the walking dead are taking over East Harlem. The New York Times referred to an area of high K2 use in East Harlem as "a street of zombies;" the New York Daily News (citing NYPD Commissioner... Read More

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09/03/15
By Caroline Naughton
Last Sunday, the Washington Post covered “The Heroin Epidemic’s Toll: One County, 70 Minutes, Eight Overdoses.” This piece addresses problematic heroin use, which often results in overdose deaths. Yet... Read More

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09/03/15
By Laura Krasovitzky
What if Oliver Sacks had been born 20 years later? Would he have been able to explore new avenues of neurochemical and psychiatric research to the extent that he did? Probably not... at least not legally, since a 20-year... Read More

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09/01/15
By Joy Haviland
One of the countless myths underlying the war on drugs is that people who sell drugs are violent. We’re told in school, by the media, or by law enforcement that people who sell drugs, even marijuana, are aggressive... Read More

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08/28/15
By Meagan Glaser
I spent the majority of my life hiding the reason behind my parents’ divorce. When kids at school asked why my dad wasn’t around, it was easier to say he left us and now lives up state rather than explain the... Read More

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