Drug Policy Alliance Blog

By Tommy McDonald
If you had only 60 seconds to make a compelling case for ending the war on drugs, could you do it? While it sounds easy at first, sometimes the good old elevator pitch can be more difficult than it seems. Big Think reached… Read More
By Ifetayo Harvey
Since the era of slavery to the Civil Rights Movement, religion and the church have held a significant place in the Black community, acting not only as a place of worship, but a place of support for social and political… Read More
By Anthony Papa
Earlier this week, Cameron Douglas – who is serving a nine-and-a-half-year sentence for a drug law violation – wrote a stinging op-ed that was published in the Huffington Post.  Douglas, son of actor Michael… Read More
By Amanda Reiman
A recent article in USA Today about a report by the University of Maryland School of Public Health claims that marijuana use is the cause of academic downfall, including making students less likely to complete college and… Read More
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
By Tommy McDonald
The sports world is all atwitter about Major League Baseball’s (latest) performance enhancing drug scandal. Amid all the sanctimony about the “integrity of the game” and self-righteous disdain for the so-… Read More
By Anthony Papa
In a recent interview in Britain's Event Magazine, academy award winning actor Michael Douglas vowed to fight for a complete overhaul of America's legal system. This comes on the heels of his son Cameron losing his… Read More
By Anthony Papa
When it comes to the war on drugs, I thought I had seen it all. But I was shocked beyond belief when I read a story reported by ABC News about a high school student who suffered from Asperger's disorder and was arrested… Read More
By Amanda Reiman
The phrase “government cover-up” means different things to different people. For some, it conjures up images of military action, for others, thoughts turn to GMOs, and for others banking and Wall Street are… Read More
By Daniel Robelo
The Organization of American States (OAS) released an unprecedented report last Friday that presents the most high-level discussion of alternatives to drug prohibition in history. This report is a big deal. It’s the… Read More