Stories by Ethan Nadelmann

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Posted on: Feb 12, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Will he wait until it's too late?

Posted on: Dec 20, 2012, Source: AlterNet

In Thursday’s New York Times, the Drug Policy Alliance, the nation’s leading drug policy reform organization, is running a full-page ad to thank voters in Colorado and Washington and emphasize the growing support for drug policy reform.

Posted on: Nov 15, 2012, Source: AlterNet

There are good reasons why the Obama administration should, and may, allow state governments to proceed as voters have demanded.

Posted on: Jul 24, 2012, Source: Huffington Post

The end of AIDS is not just possible -- but predictably achievable -- if we end the war on drugs.

Posted on: May 4, 2012, Source: AlterNet

What happened to Daniel Chong is an inevitable consequence of a war on drugs that arrests and detains millions of people for petty drug law violations.

Posted on: Mar 12, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Amid a dramatic turn of events in the drug policy debate, the challenge will be to sustain this momentum, even as the U.S. government works desperately to suppress it.

Posted on: Dec 14, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The foremost U.S. authority on the harm of the drug war paints a clear and brilliant picture of the path to a better future.

Posted on: Nov 7, 2011, Source: AlterNet

This year, federal authorities have done almost everything in their power to undermine state regulation of medical marijuana. It is time Obama implement his original policy.

Posted on: Feb 11, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Four decadesafter President Nixon declared his war on drugs, let's take a look at the devastation and figure out how to end this thing.

Posted on: Dec 13, 2010, Source: The Nation

The persistent failure of drug war policies and generational change are turning reformist ideas once considered taboo into mainstream thinking.

Posted on: Nov 3, 2010, Source: AlterNet

California's Proposition 19 didn't win a majority of votes, but it already represents an extraordinary victory for the broader movement to legalize marijuana.

Posted on: Sep 5, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Drug prohibition is remarkably ineffective, costly and counter-productive -- it has cost people their lives, and put millions behind bars. Is the tide turning?

Posted on: Sep 3, 2010, Source: The Nation

A new law narrows the gap in cocaine sentencing and signals a shift in priorities.

Posted on: May 17, 2010, Source: AlterNet

It's time now for DPA to launch a new organizational identity that fully expresses each of our roles as agents of change.

Posted on: May 12, 2010, Source: Change.org

The struggle to end America's disastrous war on drugs is a struggle for common sense, human rights and of course for racial justice.

Posted on: Feb 16, 2010, Source: Change.org

It's only a matter of time before marijuana is taxed, controlled, and regulated in the United States.

Posted on: Jul 18, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Later in life, Cronkite became an outspoken crusader to end our nation's disastrous policies on illicit drugs.

Posted on: Jun 11, 2009, Source: AlterNet

If the 500,000 nonviolent drug offenders in jail had white faces, would society allow it?

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: Nov 7, 2008, Source: Drug Policy Alliance

We have an opportunity to re-shape drug policy for a generation.

Posted on: Apr 24, 2008, Source: AlterNet

The U.S. dwarfs the rest of the world when it comes to locking up its citizens, due in large part to madness of our incarceration policies.

Posted on: Dec 19, 2007, Source: Foreign Policy

Rhetoric should not be driving drug policy. Legalization would strip addiction down to what it really is: a health issue.