Stories by Jag Davies

Jag Davies is director of communications strategy for the Drug Policy Alliance. subscribe to Jag Davies's feed

Posted on: Jul 10, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Contrary to what Trump and Sessions would have you believe, the American public is all for it.

Posted on: Feb 21, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Findings like these force us to rethink our approaches to both addiction and drug prohibition.

Posted on: Dec 13, 2016, Source: AlterNet

A new war on drugs that could be worse than anything we’ve seen before.

Posted on: Nov 21, 2016, Source: Drug Policy Alliance

In October, the DEA took the unprecedented step of delaying the ban – and is now soliciting public comments.

Posted on: Nov 10, 2016, Source: AlterNet

There are now 28 states with medical marijuana laws, eight of which have also approved legal regulation of marijuana for adults 21 and over.

Posted on: Sep 14, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Big Pharma can't profit from it and medicinal plant gets banned.

Posted on: Mar 1, 2016, Source: AlterNet

When it comes to these novel cures, drug war ideology trumps harm reduction impulses.

Posted on: Oct 19, 2015, Source: Drug Policy Alliance

The UN document was apparently released this past Friday.

Posted on: Sep 15, 2015, Source: Drug Policy Alliance

There's little popular support yet for legalizing psychedelics, but there are things we can do to move in that direction.

Posted on: Sep 10, 2015, Source: AlterNet

A refusal to adopt an evidence-based prevention strategy has cost us hundreds of thousands of lives and billions of taxpayer dollars.

Posted on: Apr 29, 2015, Source: AlterNet

A new report lays out civil asset forfeiture abuses in California, and it isn't pretty. But the pressure for reforms is mounting.

Posted on: Nov 5, 2014, Source: AlterNet

This election has solidified drug policy reform’s place as a mainstream political issue,

Posted on: Oct 24, 2014, Source: AlterNet and Salon

Many media outlets still use language that would be considered unthinkable when covering other issues.

Posted on: May 9, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Many journalists still often use inaccurate, offensive, or just plain absurd language to cover drugs.

Posted on: Apr 2, 2014, Source: AlterNet

A new national Pew poll on drug policy shows most Americans want a change.

Posted on: Jan 15, 2014, Source: AlterNet

A ballot initiative is in the works to make FL the first state in the South to legalize medical marijuana—and campaign trail support for the initiative is a smart political move.

Posted on: Sep 4, 2013, Source: Drug Policy Alliance

I hope this is a wake-up call for members of Congress to say now is the time—after 40 years—for this agency to get a close examination.

Posted on: Apr 12, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The law is trailing far behind public opinion in both issues.

Posted on: Dec 1, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The global war on drugs is severely jeopardizing the overall "fight against AIDS."

Posted on: Nov 29, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Physician, bestselling author and global thought leader Deepak Chopra has joined the Honorary Board of the Drug Policy Alliance.