Drug Policy Alliance Blog

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
By Jag Davies
You may have heard that President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions are “re-starting” the drug war.  Well, it never actually ended. According to the FBI’s new Uniform Crime Report, law enforcement agencies in the U.S… Read More
By Sheila Vakharia
More Americans have addictions to methamphetamine or cocaine than to heroin, yet where are the news stories about the stimulant crisis? A free conference next week explores this and other questions Over 100 researchers,… Read More
By Alexandra Olsen
Every day there is a new headline highlighting the devastating effects of the current opioid crisis on individuals and their communities – from record overdoses to widespread transmission of hepatitis C. This has started a… Read More