Drug Policy Alliance Blog

By Drug Policy Alliance
For the latest edition of our podcast, DPA's Ife Harvey spoke with immigration activist Alejendra Pablos on how the war on drugs is also a war on immigrant people and her current fight to avoid deportation.  Listen… Read More
By Drug Policy Alliance
Have you heard about former journalist and conspiracy fiction writer Alex Berenson’s new book? It’s cleverly titled “Tell Your Children: The Truth About Marijuana, Mental Illness, and Violence,” playing on the famous line… Read More
By Drug Policy Alliance
Online magazine Filter recently spoke with DPA Executive Director Maria McFarland Sanchez-Moreno for a profile that provides insights on her background and vision for DPA. “I think we’ve made tremendous progress at… Read More
By Drug Policy Alliance
The Duke University Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute and the Human Rights Archive at the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library have named DPA Executive Director… Read More
By Drug Policy Alliance New York
Watch the full interview.  DPA's New York State Director Kassandra Frederique recently spoke with PBS news program MetroFocus on how marijuana legalization in New York presents a unique and much-needed opportunity… Read More
By Drug Policy Alliance New York
On Tuesday, November 27, 2018, dozens of advocates from the EndOverdoseNY coalition and family members who have lost loved ones to overdose gathered in New York’s Times Square for the launch of a series of digital billboards… Read More
By Tony Newman
Two Drug Policy Alliance staffers, Michael Collins, director of national affairs, and Jolene Forman, staff attorney, gave Marijuana Moment an inside look at the calculated evolution of Kennedy’s policy position. It started,… Read More
By Michelle Eastwood
On Sunday, 87 civil rights organizations launched full-page advertisements in The New York Times and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in solidarity with victims of recent acts of hate and bigotry in our country. The ad,… Read More
By Michael Collins
This week, the drug policy reform movement averted disaster after a deeply damaging SITSA Act –formally known as the ``Stop the Importation and Trafficking of Synthetic Analogues Act of 2017''– was excluded from a large… Read More
By Ami Kachalia
New Jersey is on the cusp of legalizing marijuana for adult use. After years of stagnation around marijuana reform, the state has taken great strides toward ending marijuana prohibition. Yet despite this progress, the fact… Read More