Maria McFarland Sánchez-Moreno - Select Publications

Non-fiction Book

There Are No Dead Here: A Story of Murder and Denial in Colombia, Nation Books, Feb. 27, 2018.


Legalize Marijuana to Beat Pennsylvania’s Opioid Crisis, Philadelphia Inquirer, Jan. 4, 2019.

Marijuana Legalization is Working; Most Americans are on Board, USA Today, Dec. 6, 2018.

How Anti-marijuana Jeff Sessions Became the Best Thing to Happen to Pot Legalization, USA Today, May 6, 2018.

Here’s What Donald Trump Should Have Said About Opioids Instead,, Oct. 27, 2017

Trump Sells Snake Oil on Opioids, The Marshall Project, Aug. 30, 2017

Scapegoating in the Name of Fighting Drugs: What Trump and Duterte Have in CommonThe Hill, May 2, 2017

Winding Down the “War on Drugs”?, Harvard International Review, Sept. 17, 2015.

US Laws on Weed Are No Joke,, Apr. 20, 2015. 

The Human Rights Case for Drug ReformHuman Rights Watch World Report essay, Jan. 8, 2014.

Interviews and Events

Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: Fighting Terror and Corruption in Colombia, The New York Times, Feb. 25, 2018.

The DPA’s Maria McFarland Sánchez-Moreno, Freedom Leaf, Dec. 28, 2017.

The Growing U.S. Opioid Crisis: Lessons From Around the World, Council on Foreign Relations, Nov. 9, 2017 (speaker).

Human Rights Watch Reports

Every 25 Seconds: The Human Toll of Criminalizing Drug Use in the USOct. 12, 2016 (lead editor).

A Price Too High: US Families Torn Apart by Deportations for Drug Offenses, June 16, 2015 (lead editor).