Stories by Bill Piper

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

Posted on: Apr 14, 2017, Source: AlterNet

The nomination of Rep. Tom Marino is yet another broken promise from President Trump.

Posted on: Nov 21, 2016, Source: The Influence

As in many other areas, the incoming president is something of a wild card on drug policy. How to handle him?

Posted on: Jan 26, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Not just marijuana--any drug.

Posted on: May 1, 2015, Source: AlterNet

It was heart-breakingly close, but the third time will probably be the charm.

Posted on: Apr 28, 2015, Source: AlterNet

The next DEA head should not only reform the agency but reduce its footprint.

Posted on: Apr 3, 2015, Source: AlterNet

This despite Congress passing an amendment to protect medical marijuana patients.

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: Los Angeles 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.