Drug Policy Alliance Blog

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
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… Read More