California’s Golden Opportunity to Finally Legalize Marijuana is Coming in November

If you care about protecting the environment, if you care about raising revenue for the state, if you care about protecting young people, if you care about communities harmed by our past drug policies, if you care about racial ...Read More

On Thursday, June 23, activists will gather at 8 pm in front of the Brooklyn House of Detention and hold a rally as The Illuminator projects images and videos of people from all walks of life who use or ...Read More

A few years ago Nicholas Kristof, an op ed writer for the New York Times, penned an opinion piece titled Professors, We Need You! Nowhere is this truer than in drug policy where scientific evidence seems to have little to ...Read More

Activists Around the World Say "Support. Don’t Punish" and Call for Drug Policy Reform

Every year at the end of June, on the United Nations’ International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, governments around the world re-commit themselves to eradicating drug use and trafficking worldwide. Some choose to use this day to ...Read More

Today, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan signed the Opioid-Associated Disease Prevention and Outreach Act, after it passed the Maryland General Assembly with overwhelming bipartisan support. The legislation, also referred to as the Syringe Services Programs Bill, will allow thousands of ...Read More

Colorado Youth Aren’t Using More Marijuana, But They’re Bearing the Brunt of Enforcement

Last week was exciting for folks (nerds?) like me who are interested in the public health implications of marijuana policy reform, especially those of us in Colorado. With the long-awaited release of the 2015 Healthy Kids Colorado Survey, we got ...Read More

2016: The Ground Has Never Been More Fertile to End the Drug War

Never before has the ground been more fertile for a shift in national and international drug policies. As detailed in the Drug Policy Alliance’s latest Annual Report, the drug policy reform movement is fast maturing.  Even as we step up ...Read More

New Prince Ea Music Video Makes the Case to President Obama Why Weed Should Be Legal

Prince Ea — hip hop artist, activist and founder of Make SMART Cool — has just released a remake of his brilliant music video urging President Obama to end our country’s disastrous war on marijuana. This epic 10-minute video is ...Read More

LOS ANGELES–In a recent survey conducted by Public Policy Polling, a startling 10 percent of adults living in Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties said that they had had their property taken by a police officer without being ...Read More

DPA’s Ethan Nadelmann Tells U.S. Senators What They Need to Hear About Ending the Drug War

I wasn’t sure at first what to make of the invitation to testify from Senator Ron Johnson, the Tea Party Republican from Wisconsin who chairs the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Some colleagues thought it was ...Read More