Drug Policy Alliance Blog

By Jill Harris
There are six marijuana-related measures on state ballots this year: measures to legalize, tax and regulate marijuana in Washington, Oregon and Colorado, measures to legalize medical marijuana in Massachusetts and Arkansas… Read More
By Art Way
A report released today by the Marijuana Arrest Research Project revealed the extent of marijuana prohibition in Colorado and its devastating costs to our communities. In the last 25 years, 210,000 people were arrested… Read More
By Amanda Reiman
Today the federal government has an opportunity to agree to review the scientific evidence related to the use of marijuana as a medicine. A lawsuit brought by Americans for Safe Access and other marijuana reform… Read More
By Tommy McDonald
Here are the top drug policy news stories for the week of October 8, 2012: LA Times 10/12/12 Nelly's tour bus sidetracked by drug bust in Texas CBS News 10/12/12 NYC special prosecutor goes after the low… Read More
By Amanda Reiman
Supporters of medical marijuana often make many claims - that cannabis relieves pain, is an anti-inflammatory, increases appetite, suppresses nausea and aids sleep. Given the negative side effects associated with many… Read More
By Danielle Proctor
Crime, money, drugs, general happiness- are all closely linked to one another. It’s important to understand that a part of the reason why crime is high is because job opportunities are scarce, and because of this… Read More
By Tommy McDonald
Griselda Blanco, A.K.A. “the Cocaine Godmother” was gunned down in her native Colombia yesterday. Blanco was a notorious cocaine trafficker for the infamous Medellin Cartel. Blanco is said to be responsible for… Read More
By Tommy McDonald
Today is National Overdose awareness day.  The day will be marked with actions all across the country to shine a light on accidental drug overdose, the leading cause of injury-related death in the U.S. for people… Read More
By Derek Rosenfeld
This past weekend, the largest pro-marijuana reform rally in the world known as Hempfest was held again in Seattle, WA.  Hempfest is described as a political rally to call attention to our failed marijuana laws but it… Read More
By Tommy McDonald
Here are the top drug policy news stories for the week of August 13, 2012: Alternet 8/13/12 Why Are No Women Celebrity Stoners Willing to Come Out of the Greenhouse? EastBayExpress 8/14/12 Update: Should Facebook Be… Read More