Drug Policy Alliance Blog

10/15/12
By Amanda Reiman
Today the federal government has an opportunity to agree to review the scientific evidence related to the use of marijuana as a medicine. A lawsuit brought by Americans for Safe Access and other marijuana reform… Read More
09/10/12
By Danielle Proctor
Crime, money, drugs, general happiness- are all closely linked to one another. It’s important to understand that a part of the reason why crime is high is because job opportunities are scarce, and because of this… Read More
08/16/12
By Tommy McDonald
Here are the top drug policy news stories for the week of August 13, 2012: Alternet 8/13/12 Why Are No Women Celebrity Stoners Willing to Come Out of the Greenhouse? EastBayExpress 8/14/12 Update: Should Facebook Be… Read More
09/03/12
By Tommy McDonald
Griselda Blanco, A.K.A. “the Cocaine Godmother” was gunned down in her native Colombia yesterday. Blanco was a notorious cocaine trafficker for the infamous Medellin Cartel. Blanco is said to be responsible for… Read More
09/23/12
By Amanda Reiman
Supporters of medical marijuana often make many claims - that cannabis relieves pain, is an anti-inflammatory, increases appetite, suppresses nausea and aids sleep. Given the negative side effects associated with many… Read More
08/30/12
By Tommy McDonald
Today is National Overdose awareness day.  The day will be marked with actions all across the country to shine a light on accidental drug overdose, the leading cause of injury-related death in the U.S. for people… Read More
08/23/12
By Derek Rosenfeld
This past weekend, the largest pro-marijuana reform rally in the world known as Hempfest was held again in Seattle, WA.  Hempfest is described as a political rally to call attention to our failed marijuana laws but it… Read More