Drug Policy Alliance
Louisiana, which has become infamous for enforcing some of the toughest laws in the United States against marijuana offenders, could experience a significant level of reform this year in the way the state prosecutes those who get busted with the herb.
In a recent edition of Roll Call, the pro-pot Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) took a major jab at the Drug Enforcement Administration with a mock “Help Wanted!” ad that the organization hopes will influence President Obama’s next choice as DEA chieftain.
Now that Michele Leonhart has stepped down as the head of the DEA, marijuana activists across the United States are taking the opportunity to pressure the Justice Department for a new, more sensible regime.
Not surprisingly, the legalization of marijuana in Colorado has reduced pot arrests, but a newly released study says it doesn't solve one of the central goals of drug-policy reformers: ending racial disparities in enforcement.
While holding court at TEDGlobal 2014, Executive Editor of the Drug Policy Alliance, Ethan Nadelmann, inspired and reminded attendees that recreational drugs have been a part of civilized society since the history of recorded time. Read some of this other revelatory and r...