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Tony Newman is communications director for the Drug Policy Alliance.
Artists Come Out Strong in Support of Marijuana Legalization in California
Posted on: Oct 25, 2016, Source: AlterNet
Jay Z, Russell Simmons, Olivia Wilde, and other luminaries want you to vote Yes in favor of Proposition 64.
California Marijuana Legalization Ads Hit the Airwaves Statewide
Posted on: Oct 5, 2016, Source: AlterNet
California: it's time to replace criminalization with a smarter, safer approach.
Jay Z and Snoop Dogg Do Powerful Videos Slamming Drug War
Posted on: Sep 29, 2016, Source: AlterNet
Using their influence to deal a blow to our country’s racist drug war.
New Prince Ea Music Video Makes the Case to President Obama Why Weed Should Be Legal
Posted on: Jun 27, 2016, Source: AlterNet
This epic 10-minute video is both a history lesson and an advocacy tool.
The Overdose Crisis Is Making America Finally Consider Supervised Injection Facilities
Posted on: Apr 8, 2016, Source: Drug Policy Alliance
More people are now dying from overdose deaths than from car accidents.
Nancy Reagan’s Key Role in the Disastrous War on Drugs
Posted on: Mar 7, 2016, Source: AlterNet
"Just say no" was a snappy catchphrase, but horrible public policy.
8 Ways Our Presidential Candidates Can Prove They See Drug Use As a Health Issue
Posted on: Jan 29, 2016, Source: AlterNet
Some of them are talking the talk; here's what they should do if they want to walk the walk.
Is Megyn Kelly Still in the Dark Ages When It Comes to Drugs?
Posted on: Jan 8, 2016, Source: AlterNet
The Fox News host is getting a lot of attention these days. Has she evolved at all on drug policy?
Activism Freed One Marijuana Lifer, But Other Pot Prisoners Still Need Our Help
Posted on: Dec 24, 2015, Source: Drug Policy Alliance
Jeff Mirzanskey is free after 22 years in prison in Missouri, but Bernard Noble is still serving a 13-year sentence for two joints in Louisiana.
60 Minutes Profile on the Drug Czar: What They Get Right and Wrong
Posted on: Dec 14, 2015, Source: Drug Policy Alliance
60 Minutes dropped the ball by not challenging feel-good rhetoric.
The Sickening Use of Young People as Confidential Informants in the Drug War
Posted on: Dec 7, 2015, Source: Drug Policy Alliance
Research indicates that up to 80% of all drug cases in the U.S. may be based on information from informants.
The Top 8 Drug War Stories of 2015 — Could America's Nightmare Be Coming to an End?
Posted on: Dec 3, 2015, Source: AlterNet
There are some good reasons to be optimistic.
Finally, Democratic Presidential Candidates Say Good Things about Marijuana Legalization and Criminal Justice Reform
Posted on: Oct 14, 2015, Source: AlterNet
In years past, candidates either totally ignored the failed war on drugs and the harms of marijuana prohibition.
'The Real History of Drugs' Educates Millions
Posted on: Aug 24, 2015, Source: Drug Policy Alliance
A new series of videos explains the motivations behind our 'War on Drugs'
4 Ways John Oliver Is So Right About the Failed 'War on Drugs'
Posted on: Aug 4, 2015, Source: AlterNet
The HBO host hits the drug war from all angles.
Obama Grants Clemency to 46 People, Will Make Big Criminal Justice Reform Push This Week
Posted on: Jul 13, 2015, Source: AlterNet
Obama to address mass incarceration at NAACP convention tomorrow and become first president to visit a prison on Thursday.
3 Innovative Drug Policies You May Never Have Heard Of But Need to Know About
Posted on: Jun 5, 2015, Source: AlterNet
Instead of the “drug-free America” promised by this disastrous war, drugs are as available as ever.
12 of the Biggest Lessons I Learned in the Journey to Legalize Marijuana and End the Drug War
Posted on: May 7, 2015, Source: AlterNet
We need to step up our efforts, because the casualties from the war continue to mount every day.
The Drug War: The Primary Reason There Are '1.5 Million Missing Black Men'
Posted on: Apr 23, 2015, Source: AlterNet
Drug use doesn't discriminate, but the war on drug users does.
Young People Need Honest Education About Sex and Drugs
Posted on: Apr 1, 2015, Source: AlterNet
We need to drop "Just Say NO" and replace it with "Just Say Know."
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