Stories by Sharda Sekaran

Sharda Sekaran is Managing Director of Communications at Drug Policy Alliance, the nation's leading organization promoting drug policies that are grounded in science, compassion, health and human rights. subscribe to Sharda Sekaran's feed

Posted on: Sep 27, 2016, Source: AlterNet

There's no excuse for ending an innocent man's life.

Posted on: Sep 21, 2016, Source: AlterNet

The drug war gives cops freedom to unfairly target people of color.

Posted on: Feb 26, 2016, Source: AlterNet

It's about time.

Posted on: Feb 8, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Moore encourages American policy makers to "invade" Portugal and import its smart approach to drug use back here to improve our quality of life.

Posted on: Aug 14, 2015, Source: AlterNet

This nightmare is, unfortunately, not an isolated incident.

Posted on: Jul 24, 2015, Source: AlterNet

How is this still happening?

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

The president's speech yesterday to the NAACP called for an end to mass incarceration and the school-to-prison pipeline.

Posted on: Jun 10, 2015, Source: AlterNet

The media's unrealistic portrayal of marijuana consumers reduce them to caricatures.

Posted on: Oct 31, 2014, Source: AlterNet

This video series is a crack-up with an important point to make.

Posted on: Jun 3, 2014, Source: AlterNet

One baby is in critical care after officers threw a stun grenade into his crib. The other is dead.

Posted on: Mar 26, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Stereotypical 'stoner' images are inaccurate and rediculous.

Posted on: Dec 30, 2013, Source: AlterNet

People intoxicate themselves, both illegally and legally, at much the same rates across racial lines, but the drug war is full of hypocrisy.

Posted on: Nov 21, 2013, Source: AlterNet

It's been a week rich in stories of War on Drugs hypocrisy.

Posted on: Aug 9, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Facing a child treating her severe seizure disorder with medical marijuana, Gupta was forced to see the error of his ways.

Posted on: Jul 24, 2013, Source: AlterNet

In order to address racism, we must confront the drug war.

Posted on: May 14, 2013, Source: AlterNet

D.C. Govt. advertisement is just as ridiculous as the 1930s film 'Reefer Madness.'

Posted on: Feb 26, 2002, Source: Drug Policy Alliance

Thousands of African American men are being barred financial aid and the opportunity to complete their education because of a law targeting non-violent drug crimes, enforced mainly in neighborhoods where minorities reside. In a time when both blacks and whites are taking up drugs in equal proportions, why are minorities being told that their education doesn't matter?