Derek Rosenfeld

Derek_Rosenfeld-200Derek Rosenfeld is DPA's manager of social media and media relations, based in New York. He strives to promote harm reduction strategies for dealing with drug use, enjoys staying current on drug policy reform issues, and makes every effort to share current events with as many people as possible.
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DEA Keeps Head in the Sand; Refuses to Reschedule Marijuana

This week, the DEA announced that it was not rescheduling marijuana. Earlier this year it was reported that the DEA was considering rescheduling marijuana from Schedule I to Schedule II, a move that would have shown the federal government believes marijuana has an “accepted medical use.” This would have been a very symbolic move – something that marijuana law reform supporters have pursued for many years. Unfortunately the scandal-ridden DEA is keeping its head in the sand for now. However, … [Read more...]

High Time to End Drug Prohibition

80 Years Ago Today We Repealed Alcohol Prohibition...Now It's Time to End Drug Prohibition ighty years ago today, the Twenty-first Amendment to the Constitution was ratified and alcohol Prohibition was officially repealed. If you only know one thing about Prohibition, it's probably the fact that it was a tremendous failure. Making alcohol illegal led to huge increases in organized crime, corruption, and violence. For many of the reasons that led to its repeal, the same arguments can be made for … [Read more...]