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Grant Smith is the deputy director of national affairs for the Drug Policy Alliance.
Meet the New Drug Czar, Not the Same as the Old Drug Czar
Posted on: Feb 17, 2015, Source: Drug Policy Alliance
Michael Botticelli is the new head of the Office of National Drug Control Policy. He's a breath of fresh air in the drug czar's office.
New Act in Congress Would Help Combat Overdose Epidemic Killing Off Americans
Posted on: Aug 10, 2012, Source: AlterNet
Highly effective, low-cost interventions can prevent overdoses from becoming fatal.
New Drugs, Same Mistakes: Congress Chooses Criminalization Over Regulation
Posted on: Jul 29, 2011, Source: AlterNet
Lawmakers are forging ahead with proposals to ban synthetic drugs before scientists could better evaluate the products for health risks and benefits.
Children, Budgets Suffer from Drug Testing the Poor
Posted on: Mar 24, 2011, Source: AlterNet
Legislation is pending in over a dozen state legislatures and the U.S. Congress that would deny help with food and housing or unemployment to recipients who fail a drug test.
DEA Criminalization of 'Fake Marijuana' Repeats Mistakes of Past Prohibitions
Posted on: Nov 30, 2010, Source: AlterNet
We know from marijuana prohibition that law enforcement has no control over the drug market and the criminals who run it.
Let's Be Smart and Regulate Synthetic Marijiuana 'K2,' and Drop the Prohibitionist Attitude
Posted on: Mar 5, 2010, Source: CNN
Lawmakers have a chance to learn from the failures of marijuana prohibition and respond to K2 with enlightened policy.
Don't Give Salvia the Reefer Madness Treatment
Posted on: Apr 23, 2009, Source: AlterNet
Move over marijuana. There's a new media sensation.
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