Drug Policy Alliance Blog

12/07/15
By Tony Newman
Supporters of the drug war often claim that we need to wage this unwinnable war to “protect” young people. 60 Minutes ran an explosive piece last night showing one of the many ways that the war on drugs actually... Read More

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12/03/15
By Tony Newman
Over the last few years there has been undeniable momentum to end our country’s disastrous war on drugs. Both voters and elected officials are looking for alternatives to the unwinnable drug war. 2015 continued the... Read More

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12/01/15
By Julie Netherland
As we commemorate World AIDS Day today, we need to remind ourselves that today is more than remembrances and reflections. As we look back to honor those who have died, we should also look forward and take action to prevent... Read More

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11/30/15
By Sharda Sekaran
Entrepreneur and drug policy reform activist Richard Branson recently leaked a United Nations paper calling for decriminalizing drug use. The paper argued that treating personal drug use as a crime “contributed to... Read More

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11/30/15
By Anthony Papa
Last week I had the opportunity to exhibit my art installation "The Drug War" at the International Drug Policy Reform Conference at the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel in Arlington, Virginia. Over 1,500 people from... Read More

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11/11/15
By Anthony Papa
Recently HBO’s John Oliver did a terrific piece which exposed the reality of re-entry (re-entering society by prisoners) and pointed out that leaving prison can be just as bad as being in it. He said that America has... Read More

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11/04/15
By Eunisses Hernandez
A year ago, Californians took an extraordinary step in addressing failed drug policy and harsh sentencing laws by overwhelmingly passing Proposition 47: The Safe Neighborhood and Schools Act. Since 2011, California has been... Read More

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10/27/15
By Hannah Hetzer
On Wednesday, Mexico’s Supreme Court will debate whether the prohibition of the consumption and cultivation of marijuana for personal use is unconstitutional. The Court will determine whether the prohibition of the... Read More

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10/21/15
By Joy Haviland
Yesterday, after more than 17 years of litigation, a federal judge lifted an injunction against one of California’s oldest medical marijuana dispensaries. In an opinion excoriating the Department of Justice’s... Read More

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10/21/15
By Tony Newman
I have been working at the Drug Policy Alliance for the last 16 years and I have never seen a week like this. It is hard to keep up with all of the big stories about the disastrous war on drugs and the growing effort to end... Read More

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