Drug Policy Alliance Blog

By Grace Ramsey
Although many are aware of the oppression experienced by those with non-conforming sexualities, consideration of how this translates to the criminal justice system is often not commonplace. While the harms of drug war-era… Read More
By Michael Collins and Constanza Sánchez
The movement for drug policy reform is a global one – and it has become increasingly important to look at what other countries are doing on drug policy to see what can be learned. Portugal’s decriminalization model and… Read More
DPA’s Chris Alexander appeared on Spectrum News in New York to discuss the forthcoming recommendation by New York’s Department of Health to legalize adult use of marijuana. Recently, New York State Health Commissioner… Read More
By Stefanie Jones
UPDATE (6/15/18): The House passed the SITSA Act 239-142. We’re disappointed to lose this vote but confident we can stop the Senate from moving the bill. Thanks to all who helped! Stay tuned for more updates and ways to take… Read More
By Suchitra Rajagopalan
As cocaine deaths rise rapidly, it is important to adopt a comprehensive health and harm reduction approach that addresses addiction and overdose deaths in all communities. It’s time to retire the term “opioid crisis.” This… Read More
By Derek Rosenfeld
We were lucky to talk with Bernard Noble for the newest episode of DPA's podcast, who recently came home after serving more than 7 years in a Louisiana prison. Bernard was finally granted parole after being sentenced to… Read More
By Anthony Papa
President Trump and the use of presidential pardons is all over the news. Earlier this week the President met with Kim Kardashian to discuss the case of Alice Marie Johnson, a grandmother who has spent more than 20 years… Read More
By Tony Newman
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been one of the most vocal and vicious advocates of our country’s draconian drug war. Maria McFarland Sánchez-Moreno, executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, has an important,… Read More
By Widney Brown
There is something seriously wrong when doctors are blaming people who inject drugs for poor health rather than asking why government, at the local, state, and federal levels are not taking measures that are proven to… Read More
By Derek Rosenfeld
It's been about six months since we sat down with Maria McFarland Sánchez-Moreno, DPA’s executive director, and got to meet her on one of our first episodes of Drugs & Stuff, the Drug Policy Alliance's podcast. We… Read More