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Jag Davies is director of communications strategy for the Drug Policy Alliance.
Why is the U.S. Disregarding Plants Like Iboga and Kratom in the Fight Against Overdose and Addiction?
Posted on: Mar 1, 2016, Source: AlterNet
When it comes to these novel cures, drug war ideology trumps harm reduction impulses.
Did the U.S. Just Quash a UN Report Calling for Drug Decriminalization?
Posted on: Oct 19, 2015, Source: Drug Policy Alliance
The UN document was apparently released this past Friday.
Using Psychedelics Shouldn't Be a Crime
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.
Dying From a Slow Learning Curve: Drug Use and HIV/AIDS in Miami
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.
‘Policing for Profit’ Gone Wild!
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.
How Election 2014 Showed That America's Ready to End the War on Drugs
Posted on: Nov 5, 2014, Source: AlterNet
This election has solidified drug policy reform’s place as a mainstream political issue,
4 Tips for Talking About Drug Users—They're People, Not 'Addicts,' 'Criminals,' 'Inmates,' and 'Convicts'
Posted on: Oct 24, 2014, Source: AlterNet and Salon
Many media outlets still use language that would be considered unthinkable when covering other issues.
5 Ways to Improve Media Coverage of Marijuana and Other Drug-Related Issues
Posted on: May 9, 2014, Source: AlterNet
Many journalists still often use inaccurate, offensive, or just plain absurd language to cover drugs.
Study Shows Americans Are Ready to End the War on Drugs
Posted on: Apr 2, 2014, Source: AlterNet
A new national Pew poll on drug policy shows most Americans want a change.
Will Marijuana Decide the Florida Governor's Race?
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.
Latest DEA Scandal: 'All Your Calls Belong To Us'
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.
Colbert Brilliantly Connects Marijuana Legalization to Marriage Equality
Posted on: Apr 12, 2013, Source: AlterNet
The law is trailing far behind public opinion in both issues.
World AIDS Day: We Can’t “Get to Zero” Until We End the Drug War
Posted on: Dec 1, 2012, Source: AlterNet
The global war on drugs is severely jeopardizing the overall "fight against AIDS."
Deepak Chopra Joins Movement to End the War on Drugs
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.
Infographic: How Drug War Fuels the Global HIV Pandemic
Posted on: Jul 20, 2012, Source: AlterNet
Drug criminalization and mass incarceration force drug users away from public health services and into hidden environments with higher HIV risks.
Virgin Group Mogul Richard Branson Joins the Movement to End the War on Drugs
Posted on: Feb 12, 2012, Source: AlterNet
Some people might think that drug policy reform is a fringe issue. But reformers have won plenty of mainstream support, and achieved international victories.
The Writing on the Wall: Calendar Portrays America's Longest War
Posted on: Nov 8, 2010, Source: AlterNet
Sometimes it takes a picture to drive home the the human suffering and the outright absurdities wrought by our 40-year-old war on drugs.
Letting the Science, Not the Politicians, Decide About Marijuana
Posted on: Nov 4, 2009, Source: AlterNet
The federal govt. is still blocking the process that would allow the marijuana plant to be brought to market as a prescription medicine.
The War on Pot Is an Abject Failure ... Now's the Time for a New Approach
Posted on: Apr 22, 2009, Source: AlterNet
Calls for a new international framework for narcotics control are growing.
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