Doug Johnson

    Doug is a writer, editor and journalist whose work has appeared in National Geographic, Undark Magazine, New Scientist and Hakai, among others. He lives in Alberta, Canada.

    Drug Use on Edmonton Public Transit “Reflects Policy Failures”

    In March, president of the Edmonton Police Association Stg. Michael Elliot shared an image ...

    Dire Harm Reduction Funding Gap for Lower-Income Countries Is Growing

    Last year, Harm Reduction International (HRI) released a report that found funding for harm ...

    Drug Decriminalization Inches Closer in Saskatoon, Canada

    The Saskatoon Board of Police Commissioners (SBPC) met on April 21 to discuss the ...

    Vancouver Safe Supply Program Begins Prescribing Take-Home Fentanyl

    Despite efforts to make medical safe supply programs in Canada as low-barrier as possible, ...

    Toronto’s New Hospital-Based Safe Consumption Site Is a First for Ontario

    A specialized hospital in Toronto opened the doors to a new supervised consumption site ...

    AI Is Being Used to “Map” Psychedelic Trips in the Brain

    Between the bright colors, shimmering textures and other sensory phenomena that come with taking ...

    Myriad New Drugs Complicate Legalization, as Well as Harm Reduction

    Humans have found or created a truly staggering number of psychoactive substances. Some, like ...

    Could Canada’s New Political Alliance Speed Drug Decriminalization?

    Two of Canada’s left-of-center parties have entered an agreement that will prop up the ...

    Students Launch Bid to Decriminalize All Drugs in Ann Arbor, Michigan

    A student group has launched a campaign to decriminalize drug possession and low-level distribution ...