Stories by Bill Piper

Bill Piper is director of national affairs for the Drug Policy Alliance. subscribe to Bill Piper's feed

Posted on: Jul 9, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The White House released its 2014 National Drug Control Strategy today.

Posted on: Jun 22, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Every dollar and police hour spent on nonviolent drug offenders takes away from real crime.

Posted on: May 15, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Activists are using the Twitter hashtag #FireLeonhart to call for Michele Leonhart's resignation.

Posted on: Jan 30, 2014, Source: AlterNet

A greater percentage of black men are locked up in the U.S. than in South Africa at the height of Apartheid—this reform aims to change that.

Posted on: May 15, 2013, Source: AlterNet

A new generation of legislators be a key asset to drug policy reform.

Posted on: Jul 15, 2011, Source: LA Times

Obama's own National Cancer Institute says medical pot helps with nausea, loss of appetite, pain and insomnia -- so why has he returned to prosecuting dispensaries?

Posted on: Dec 14, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Study makes it clear that clear that education and regulatory restrictions are more effective than prohibition and criminalization, but the drug czar draws the wrong conclusions.

Posted on: Sep 30, 2010, Source: CNN

Legalization will happen. It's just a question of how many lives and tax dollars will be wasted before it does.

Posted on: Aug 20, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Money spent prosecuting and jailing low-level offenders is money not being spent on drug treatment or education.

Posted on: Jul 2, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Congress is finally learning what teenagers learn in high school economics: as long as there is a demand for something, there will be a supply to meet it.

Posted on: Apr 12, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Stand up today with other Americans and get the word out there. This war will end; how soon depends, in part, on you.

Posted on: Mar 18, 2010, Source: AlterNet

The U.S. Senate has unanimously approved bi-partisan legislation reforming a failed two-decade old policy.

Posted on: Feb 12, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Obama has taken significant steps to treat drug use as a health issue instead of a criminal justice issue. But he's failed to change the drug war budget in a meaningful way.

Posted on: Dec 17, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Washington, D.C. finally seems to be getting the message that the war on drugs has failed.

Posted on: Mar 23, 2009, Source: AlterNet

If ever there were a time for politicians to open up this debate, it is now.

Posted on: Dec 12, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Finally, some good news for drug policy.

Posted on: Oct 23, 2007, Source: AlterNet

President Bush's plan for battling the war on drugs will only cost taxpayers dearly and make trafficking more profitable.

Posted on: May 18, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Proposed legislation would compel people to spy on their family members and neighbors, forcing all Americans to become foot soldiers in the war on drugs.

Posted on: Feb 8, 2005, Source: AlterNet

The Supreme Court's recent ruling on federal sentencing guidelines holds both promise and danger, depending on what Congress does.