Tony Newman

We All Use Drugs, So Treat Drug Users as You Would Want to Be Treated

We are all drug users. Coffee, alcohol, cigarettes, weed, Viagra, ecstasy, antidepressants, anti-anxiety pills and more: people are using these drugs on a weekly or even daily basis.

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Remake of Classic 'Your Brain on Drugs' Ad Slams Disastrous Drug War

Twenty years ago today, one of the most memorable ads of all time was launched, when Rachael Leigh Cook and her frying pan starting smashing up eggs in her infamous, “This is Your Brain on Drugs” ad.

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Jeff Sessions Is an Alternative Facts Guy When It Comes to Marijuana

Attorney General Jeff Sessions became the second member of the Trump administration in less than a week to provide “alternative facts” and backward analysis when it comes to marijuana.

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Looking Back: President Obama's Historic Efforts to Roll Back the Drug War and Tackle Mass Incarceration

Tomorrow, Barack Obama’s historic presidency will come to an end. It is hard to believe that he will no longer be our president. I have both smiled and wiped away tears when watching President Obama’s farewell speeches, press conferences and exit interviews.

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Artists Come Out Strong in Support of Marijuana Legalization in California

A group of well-known actors and musicians today came out in favor of Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, a voter initiative on the November 2016 ballot that will control, regulate and tax responsible adult use, sale and cultivation of marijuana in California.

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California Marijuana Legalization Ads Hit the Airwaves Statewide

TV ads in support of marijuana legalization hit the airwaves yesterday up and down the state of California. The campaign’s ads in support of Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act are running on both broadcast and cable channels.

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Jay Z and Snoop Dogg Do Powerful Videos Slamming Drug War

For years hip-hop artists have rapped about drug use, the drug trade and the drug war. And now, we are seeing some of the biggest stars use their influence to deal a blow to our country’s racist drug war.

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New Prince Ea Music Video Makes the Case to President Obama Why Weed Should Be Legal

Prince Ea — hip hop artist, activist and founder of Make SMART Cool — has just released a remake of his brilliant music video urging President Obama to end our country’s disastrous war on marijuana.

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The Overdose Crisis Is Making America Finally Consider Supervised Injection Facilities

There is an overdose crisis in the United States. More people are now dying from overdose deaths than from car accidents. Overdose has become an issue that is being talked about at all levels of government and just last week President Obama launched a major initiative to address addiction and overdose.

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Nancy Reagan’s Key Role in the Disastrous War on Drugs

Nancy Reagan, the former first lady and widow of President Ronald Reagan died on Sunday in California at age 94. Front pages around the world are remembering her life. The stories all talk about the powerful love between Nancy and Ronald and her impactful role as first lady. When highlighting her advocacy, one of the first things that often pops up is her starring role in President Reagan’s embrace and amplification of the war on drugs. Nancy’s “Just Say No” campaign became her signature issue and a defining legacy for both her and her husband.

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