Drug Policy Alliance Blog

By Suchitra Rajagopalan
According to the FBI’s latest Uniform Crime Report, released today, law enforcement agencies in the U.S. made 1.63 million arrests for drug law violations in 2017, a 3.83% increase over the previous year. More than 85% of… Read More
By Hannah Hetzer
As leaders from around the world gather in New York, Philippine President Duterte is charging ahead with his drug policy based on extra-judicial executions, countries in Latin America suffer unstaunched violence from the… Read More
By Queen Adesuyi
During the Annual Legislative Conference of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s first ever panel addressing marijuana, the failed war on drugs, and restorative justice, Drug Policy Alliance debuted a new video… Read More
By Suchitra Rajagopalan
72,000 lives were lost to accidental overdose in the U.S. in 2017— more than in car accidents or due to gun violence, and more Americans than in the entire Vietnam War. That’s 72,000 lives that often ended alone and… Read More
By Kassandra Frederique
On Friday, August 31, 2018, Drug Policy Alliance NY joined VOCAL for an Overdose Awareness Day March to NY Governor Andrew Cuomo's office in Downtown Manhattan.  Activists and family members who have lost loved ones to… Read More
By Michelle Wright
Since 1994 the Atlanta Harm Reduction Coalition (AHRC) has been providing prevention services, referrals and supplies. AHRC are one of few agencies in Georgia that provide life-saving resources to the English Avenue… Read More
By Stefanie Jones
In the wake of the current overdose crisis, is this the year that drug checking finally catches on in the United States? It could be the start: in the last twelve months, Washington D.C. and the state of Maryland legalized… Read More
By Tony Newman
Eighty thousand music lovers came together this weekend in Fontana California for the HARD Summer Fest. Stefanie Jones of the Drug Policy Alliance was there and her mission was to keep festival goers safe. Jones was… Read More
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
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