Drug Policy Alliance Blog

By Stefanie Jones
It isn’t all that often that we get a chance to pull apart the drug war.  We have one of those rare opportunities approaching – on April 18 the U.S. Sentencing Commission (USSC) is holding a public hearing… Read More
By Bill Piper
President Donald Trump is expected to soon nominate Rep. Tom Marino (R-PA) to be director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (colloquially referred to as the “drug czar”). Marino, a former prosecutor… Read More
By Marcelo Alzamora
Earlier this month, Bolivian President Evo Morales signed a bill that raises the limit of coca crops that Bolivian farmers can plant nationally from 12,000 to 22,000 hectares. Since he assumed the presidency in 2006, Morales… Read More
By Bethany Perryman
It has been only three weeks since Speaker Paul Ryan unveiled the American Health Care Act, legislation that repeals portions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This legislation, in its current form, would rollback provisions… Read More
By Lynne Lyman
On time and intact implementation of California’s Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, is critical to realizing the benefits of legalization and reducing the harms from decades of prohibition that have… Read More
By Virginia Purcell
Earlier this week, Attorney General Jeff Sessions delivered a speech to law enforcement officials in which he ranted about the  immorality of smoking marijuana  and signaled a return to the failed drug-abstinence… Read More
By Melissa Franqui
A day without a woman? What about two weeks? What about three months - a year even? These are the lengths of time that families go without a woman in their lives because she is incarcerated in a U.S. jail, often not even… Read More
By Hannah Hetzer
Since last summer, a brutal war on drugs has been waged in the Philippines at the behest of President Duterte. More than 7,000 people have been killed, predominantly in poorer neighborhoods. Over one million have turned… Read More
By Tony Newman
Attorney General Jeff Sessions became the second member of the Trump administration in less than a week to provide “alternative facts” and backward analysis when it comes to marijuana. Yesterday, in a meeting… Read More