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Tony Newman is communications director for the Drug Policy Alliance.
Young People Need Honest Education About Sex and Drugs
Posted on: Apr 1, 2015, Source: AlterNet
We need to drop "Just Say NO" and replace it with "Just Say Know."
NYPD Commissioner Links Marijuana Prohibition to Increased Shootings
Posted on: Mar 3, 2015, Source: AlterNet
No one should lose their life over the marijuana trade, which is why it's time to end the ban.
Bill Maher Calls on Obama to End Drug War and Free Its Prisoners
Posted on: Feb 23, 2015, Source: AlterNet
It is time to stop arresting people for drug use.
How One Man Helped 10,000 People With Serious Drug Problems
Posted on: Jan 29, 2015, Source: AlterNet
Howard Josepher's group Exponents is an inspiring model that should be studied and replicated.
It's "Counterproductive" to Treat Drug Use as a Criminal Problem, Obama Says
Posted on: Jan 23, 2015, Source: AlterNet
In a series of interviews with YouTube bloggers yesterday, President Obama spoke up again on drug policy and marijuana legalization.
Are Vapers Just the Latest Drug Users to Be Demonized?
Posted on: Dec 23, 2014, Source: AlterNet
Vapers and e-cig users need to join forces with the drug reform movement to fend off prohibitionist impulses.
How 'The Colbert Report' Helped Turn the Tide for Pot Legalization
Posted on: Dec 19, 2014, Source: AlterNet
Humor aside, the show's audience learned how disastrous the drug war has been.
Ethan Nadelmann and Stephen Colbert on Drugs
Posted on: Dec 19, 2014, Source: AlterNet
As we bid adieu to the Colbert Report, Tony Newman recalls some of his interactions with America's leading drug reformer.
Let's Count the Nails in the Coffin of the Drug War That Got Hammered in This Year
Posted on: Dec 16, 2014, Source: AlterNet
There's been so much going on with drug policy reform this year, it wouldn't all fit in a "Top 10" list.
DC Pot Legalization Still Lives, Democrats Say
Posted on: Dec 11, 2014, Source: AlterNet
Some Congressional Democratic leaders are saying that DC legalization isn't dead despite the efforts of the GOP.
Good Election News for the World's First Country to Legalize Marijuana
Posted on: Dec 1, 2014, Source: AlterNet
Uruguay's groundbreaking marijuana law appears safe after the ruling Broad Front retained the presidency in Sunday's elections.
What Were They Thinking? Massachusetts Town Tries to Ban Tobacco
Posted on: Nov 18, 2014, Source: AlterNet
Outlawing cigarettes would be just as disastrous as the prohibition on other drugs.
15 Minutes of Your Time Could Help End the Drug War
Posted on: Oct 29, 2014, Source: AlterNet
It is not often that we have a chance to end a war and change history. We have that opportunity now.
4 Ways Drug Use in the Biden Family Reflects an Evolving Perspective on the Drug War
Posted on: Oct 17, 2014, Source: AlterNet
The discharge of Joe Biden's son from the Navy after a positive cocaine test is an occasion to reflect on drugs' impact on families and the drug war.
NY Times Comes Out Strong for Marijuana Legalization in D.C., Oregon and Alaska
Posted on: Oct 7, 2014, Source: AlterNet
The paper of record had called for the legalization of pot this past summer.
What America Should Do About Drug Use
Posted on: Sep 23, 2014, Source: AlterNet
The drug war is a shameful, inhumane disaster. Here's a better way to address drug use.
How Kofi Annan, Richard Branson and 7 Former Presidents Changed the Worldwide Debate on Drugs
Posted on: Sep 19, 2014, Source: AlterNet
The debate about how our society should deal with drugs will never be the same.
Now Is the Time for Elected Leaders to Come Out for Marijuana Legalization
Posted on: Jul 31, 2014, Source: AlterNet
It's time for our leaders to say publicly what they know in their hearts.
Why the NYT's Call For Marijuana Legalization Is a Huge Deal
Posted on: Jul 28, 2014, Source: AlterNet
The paper of record linked the govt's marijuana ban to the disastrous alcohol prohibition policy of the 1930's.
Tell Young People the Truth: E-Cigarettes and Vaping Flavors Help People Quit Smoking
Posted on: Jul 24, 2014, Source: AlterNet
It's ironic that anti-smoking advocates are attacking a practice that helps people not to smoke.
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