Stories by Jag Davies

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Posted on: Apr 22, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Calls for a new international framework for narcotics control are growing.