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Biden Pardons All Federal Cannabis Possession Convictions

In a historic moment for drug policy reform in the United States, President Joe Biden announced on October 6 that…

October 6, 2022

Momentum Builds to Broaden Access to Methadone and Buprenorphine

Momentum is building for legislation to broaden access to buprenorphine and methadone, the lifesaving medications for opioid use disorder. Its…

July 15, 2022

As Fatal Meth Overamps Surge, Promising Medication Combo on the Horizon

Promising results from the third stage of a clinical trial testing a medication combination to treat methamphetamine use disorder (MUD)…

March 15, 2021

Report Exposes Mistreatment of Pregnant People in Federal Custody

Bureau of Prisons (BOP) and US Marshals Service (USMS) policies for the treatment of pregnant people are falling far short…

March 10, 2021

Long-Hidden NYPD Misconduct Records Now Available Online

One of the fruits of the 2020 Uprisings in New York City has belatedly arrived: Records of misconduct complaints made…

March 4, 2021

Arizona Lawmaker Moves to Censor HIV Education, Trans Identities

In 2019, advocates in Arizona won the struggle to remove explicitly homophobic restrictions on HIV/AIDS education in schools. But two…

February 22, 2021

How a Smartphone App Could Help Communities Respond to Overdoses

A smartphone app that activates civilian emergency responders to 911 calls has the potential to save the lives of people…

February 18, 2021

Detainees at St. Louis City Jail Rise Up to Protest Inhumane Treatment

Dozens of people incarcerated at St. Louis City Justice Center (CJC) protested inhumane and life-threatening conditions on February 6 by…

February 10, 2021

Marijuana Legalization Bills Passed by Virginia Senate and House

The Virginia House of Delegates and State Senate voted to pass two bills that would legalize marijuana—but questions about regulation…

February 5, 2021

NY Ends “Walking While Trans” Ban Targeting Women of Color

Transgender and criminal justice reform activists won a major victory as New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation passed that…

February 2, 2021