Drug Policy Alliance Blog

By Marsha Rosenbaum
It felt like Goundhog Day last week when the president and attorney general, in response to the overdose crisis, advocated a resurrection of “just say no”-style anti-drug advertising. It’s been 30 years since Mrs. Reagan’s… Read More
By Widney Brown
The White House Commission on the opioid crisis released its final report on Nov.1. The report contained a range of recommendations including increasing the number of drug courts and launching a public campaign to prevent… Read More
By Derek Rosenfeld
We've got another episode of Drugs & Stuff that we recorded at the 2017 Reform Conference! Dr. Malik Burnett is a general surgeon and former DPA staff member who successfully led our campaign to pass Initiative 71,… Read More
By Michelle Wright
It’s a new day in Atlanta. Two monumental political shifts have occurred. The Atlanta city council approved ordinance 17-O-1152, which makes the possession of marijuana under one ounce a non-arrestable offense and lowers… Read More
By Maria McFarland Sánchez-Moreno
My Fellow Americans, Families, communities, and citizens across our country are in crisis due to the dramatic escalation in opioid overdoses. While some other countries are struggling with increased overdose rates, the… Read More
By Jolene Forman
A new Gallup poll shows record-breaking support for ending marijuana prohibition, with 64% of Americans now in favor of legalizing marijuana. Support for marijuana legalization has steadily increased over the nearly half… Read More
By Derek Rosenfeld
We're back with a new episode of DPA's podcast, Drugs & Stuff! We pulled aside a handful of experts to talk with us during the Drug Policy Alliance's 2017 International Drug Policy Reform Conference in Atlanta a… Read More
By Sheila P. Vakharia
According to the latest estimates, over 33,000 Americans died of an opioid-related overdose last year. We know that overdose risk is highest when people use adulterated street opioids, when they mix opioids with sedatives,… Read More
By Derek Rosenfeld
The Drug Policy Alliance's podcast Drugs & Stuff has a new episode! We sat down with DPA’s new executive director, Maria McFarland Sánchez-Moreno, to find out more about her history and look ahead to next week’s… Read More
By Derek Rosenfeld
DPA’s podcast Drugs & Stuff is back with a timely new episode. This week we sat down with Marvin Washington, former NFL player and Super Bowl champion, to talk about the war on drugs, marijuana policies in sports,… Read More