Watch Ethan Nadelmann Make the Case Against the Drug War

By: Thursday November 13, 2014 11:58 am

If you want a good speech highlighting the problems caused by the international war on drugs and its origins, you should listen to this TED talk by Ethan Nadelmann executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance. Whether you agree or disagree with Nadelmann’s positiona, the work Drug Policy Alliance is doing is worth paying attention [...]

Dear State Politicians, It Is Time You Embrace Marijuana Legalization

By: Wednesday November 12, 2014 8:03 am

There shouldn’t be the need for another marijuana legalization ballot initiative in this country. Over the past two election cycles local organizations and national groups, like Marijuana Policy Project and Drug Policy Alliance, already have done everything necessary to make their case to governors and state legislatures around the country. During the 2012 election they [...]

Four Reasons the D.C. Marijuana Legalization Initiative will be the Most Interesting to Watch

By: Wednesday August 13, 2014 12:01 pm

Marijuana legalization is going to be on the ballot in three big jurisdictions this November: Alaska, Oregon and Washington D.C.. Of the three D.C.’s Initiative 71 should be the one most interesting to watch unfold. Here are 4 reasons why: 1) Racial justice will be front and center – “The overarching theme of the campaign is [...]

Drug Policy Alliance Hires New Organizer, Dr. Malik Burnett, to Advance Marijuana Legalization in D.C.

By: Tuesday May 13, 2014 8:13 am

Efforts to legalize marijuana in the District of Columbia received a boost today with the Drug Policy Alliance hiring Dr. Malik Burnett as a full time organizer for the district. Burnett is a graduate of Duke University who told me he took on this new challenge because he believes “our Nation’s drug policies are out [...]

Why the California Legislature Shouldn’t Punt on Pot Legalization

By: Thursday February 20, 2014 9:54 am

The big marijuana news this week is that it is unlikely a legalization initiative will get on the 2014 ballot in California. This is not a failure, only a temporary delay because the well-financed coalition decided to wait until 2016 when a Presidential election would produce a better turnout. In light of this decision it [...]


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