Stories by Stephen Gutwillig

Stephen Gutwillig is the Deputy Executive Director for Programs of the Drug Policy Alliance, the nation’s leading organization working to promote alternatives to the failed war on drugs.  subscribe to Stephen Gutwillig's feed

Posted on: Sep 18, 2014, Source: AlterNet

There are more drug policy reform questions on the ballot this November than ever in American history.

Posted on: Jul 15, 2011, Source: Los Angeles Times

Obama's own National Cancer Institute says medical pot helps with nausea, loss of appetite, pain and insomnia -- so why has he returned to prosecuting dispensaries?

Posted on: Jun 14, 2011, Source: AlterNet

When will we abandon what is arguably the most disastrous public policy in American history since chattel slavery and the jim crow legacy?

Posted on: Feb 7, 2011, Source: AlterNet

A hilarious and strong indicator for how mainstream marijuana use has become in American society.

Posted on: Oct 29, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Senator Feinstein is out of step with Californians, particularly younger voters, while in lock-step with the regressive drug war lobby.

Posted on: Sep 3, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Leno demonstrates his lack of familiarity with the enormous number arrests in this country tied to marijuana.

Posted on: Aug 23, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Ten weeks from Election Day, it’s clear how much Prop. 19 has already accomplished for the drug policy reform movement.

Posted on: Apr 23, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Opposition to this reform has crystallized within the drug war establishment, and so has their spin.

Posted on: Mar 26, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Brace yourself for a blast of alarmist hot air from the drug war status quo, a nine-month onslaught of distortions, half-truths and real whoppers.

Posted on: Mar 3, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Marijuana already plays a huge role in the California and national economies. It’s a revenue opportunity we literally can’t afford to ignore.