Drug Policy Alliance Blog

07/09/18
By Jolene Forman
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is considering whether a pregnant woman’s use of illegal drugs qualifies as child abuse under state law. In May, the Drug Policy Alliance filed a friend of the court brief in the case — on… Read More
06/28/18
By Michael Liszewski
Marijuana reform in Congress has gained substantial momentum in 2018 and June was no exception.  Beginning with the introduction of the bipartisan STATES Act from Senators Warren and Gardner, to the Joyce/Leahy medical… Read More
06/22/18
By Grace Ramsey
Although many are aware of the oppression experienced by those with non-conforming sexualities, consideration of how this translates to the criminal justice system is often not commonplace. While the harms of drug war-era… Read More
06/21/18
By Michael Collins and Constanza Sánchez
The movement for drug policy reform is a global one – and it has become increasingly important to look at what other countries are doing on drug policy to see what can be learned. Portugal’s decriminalization model and… Read More
06/20/18
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DPA’s Chris Alexander appeared on Spectrum News in New York to discuss the forthcoming recommendation by New York’s Department of Health to legalize adult use of marijuana. Recently, New York State Health Commissioner… Read More
06/14/18
By Stefanie Jones
UPDATE (6/15/18): The House passed the SITSA Act 239-142. We’re disappointed to lose this vote but confident we can stop the Senate from moving the bill. Thanks to all who helped! Stay tuned for more updates and ways to take… Read More
06/14/18
By Suchitra Rajagopalan
As cocaine deaths rise rapidly, it is important to adopt a comprehensive health and harm reduction approach that addresses addiction and overdose deaths in all communities. It’s time to retire the term “opioid crisis.” This… Read More
06/13/18
By Derek Rosenfeld
We were lucky to talk with Bernard Noble for the newest episode of DPA's podcast, who recently came home after serving more than 7 years in a Louisiana prison. Bernard was finally granted parole after being sentenced to… Read More
06/01/18
By Anthony Papa
President Trump and the use of presidential pardons is all over the news. Earlier this week the President met with Kim Kardashian to discuss the case of Alice Marie Johnson, a grandmother who has spent more than 20 years… Read More
05/07/18
By Tony Newman
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been one of the most vocal and vicious advocates of our country’s draconian drug war. Maria McFarland Sánchez-Moreno, executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, has an important,… Read More