Drug Policy Alliance Blog

02/16/17
By Kirsten West Savali
What does it mean to reduce the harm of white supremacy? How can we, as a society, look beyond drug abuse as an illness and reckon with anti-black oppression, punishment and capitalism as the cruelest addictions in this… Read More
02/15/17
By Dionna King
In October, the New York office of the Drug Policy Alliance and the Office of Academic Engagement hosted an influential conference, entitled White Faces, Black Lives: Race and Reparative Justice in the Era of A “… Read More
02/15/17
By Stefanie Jones and Sara Qureshi
In recent years, there has been increasing media attention on drugs known as “K2”, “bath salts”, fentanyl, “molly”, and others. Unfortunately, much of the coverage – even by some of… Read More
02/09/17
By Michelle Wright
Yesterday's executive orders are yet another example of President Trump’s fear mongering; using falsehoods, misinformation and coded rhetoric to push through his extreme and intolerant agenda. The Drug Policy… Read More
02/09/17
By Kirsten West Savali
Drug policy is race policy. To honor drug-policy reformers on the front lines, this Black History Month, the Drug Policy Alliance, in partnership with The Root, is bringing you the stories of four phenomenal people who have… Read More
02/07/17
By Theshia Naidoo
During a brief meeting with sheriffs where President Trump was apparently introduced to the complex subject of civil asset forfeiture, he offered to destroy the career of the Texas State Senator seeking to reform the system… Read More
02/06/17
By Roseanne Scotti
In these challenging times, it is important to celebrate our victories in the fields of criminal justice, civil rights and racial justice.  So I want to share the great news about the first full month of New Jersey… Read More
02/05/17
By Kirsten West Savali
The Visionary: Kassandra Frederique Crack babies, welfare queens, superpredators, thugs. That’s what they call us; those are the lies they tell about us. The war on drugs—a war on the most vulnerable and… Read More
02/01/17
By Armando Gudiño
What does a multi-billion dollar mistake look like? He looks like a 70 year-old demagogue politician who occupies the White House. And it appears we will have a big-ass wall to remind us of it. If President Donald Trump… Read More
01/26/17
By Ethan Nadelmann
Dear DPA'ers: The time has come for me to step aside as executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance. This is just about the toughest decision I've ever made but it feels like the right time for me personally and… Read More