Drug Policy Alliance Blog

01/03/17
By Anthony Papa
On Dec. 30, 2016, I received a call from Governor Andrew Cuomo's office informing me that I had just been granted a pardon. My knees shook and arms got numb as the news sunk in. It was the exact feeling I had in 1996 in... Read More

Share:

01/03/17
By Alexandra Staropoli
Over the past year, there has been increased national attention on the role cash bail plays in the criminal justice system.  In almost all jurisdictions around the country, decisions about who is released pending trial... Read More

Share:

01/01/17
By Lynne Lyman
Heading out to make a cash purchase? Heading to the bank to make deposit a from your food truck earnings? Heading home with your poker winnings? The good news is that as of today, California law enforcement can no longer... Read More

Share:

12/22/16
By Michael Collins
Trayvon Martin. Sandra Bland. Keith Lamont Scott. Terence Crutcher. And now Philando Castile. Last Thursday, Minnesota media reported that charges against the Minnesota police officer who killed Castile could be dropped... Read More

Share:

12/21/16
By Tony Newman
For the last seven years I have written an end-of-year piece about the top stories of the year in the fight to end our disastrous war on drugs. 2016 has been a strange, difficult year.  We’ve accomplished more... Read More

Share:

12/15/16
By Hannah Hetzer
For the past six months, the Philippines has waged a brutal, bloody war against people who use drugs, people who sell drugs, and people who are simply assumed to be doing either. This war on the country’s most... Read More

Share:

12/12/16
By Jag Davies
What a strange time to be fighting to end the war on drugs and the mentality that gave rise to it.  In recent years we’ve won a wide range of once-unimaginable victories and super-majorities of public support... Read More

Share:

12/09/16
By Melissa Franqui
This week, a veteran photojournalist published a nightmarish photo essay and in-depth podcast in The New York Times: “They are Slaughtering Us like Animals: Inside President Rodrigo Duterte’s brutal antidrug... Read More

Share:

12/08/16
By Derek Rosenfeld
In the last week we’ve heard from NBA legend Phil Jackson and Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr talking about their own marijuana use and how they think professional sports leagues like the NBA and NFL should... Read More

Share:

12/07/16
By Amanda Bent
On August 31, 2016 advocates around the world commemorated International Overdose Awareness Day. We do so each year, first and foremost, to honor the memories of those tragically lost to overdose, but also to build... Read More

Share:

Page 7 of 46