Jake Pesaruk

    Jake is a freelance reporter of all trades, including health, politics and investigative features. He specializes in finding the human element that makes a story tick. He lives in Canada.

    Global Drug Policy Index Shines Light on Harm Reduction, Human Rights

    Following the bouncing ball of international drug policies is an almost impossible task, as ...

    Ottawa Decriminalization Moves Accelerate Amid Shift to Meth

    Ottawa may not have advanced as far as some neighboring municipalities—like Toronto or Montreal—when ...

    Toronto’s Bid to Decriminalize Drugs Hangs in the Balance

    Toronto is the latest Canadian municipality seeking to end the criminalization of drug use. ...

    Alberta’s Battle Over Harm Reduction Is Heating Up

    The consistent hostility of Alberta’s government toward the province’s regulated supervised consumption sites (SCS) ...

    FDA’s Suspected Push for Global Kratom Ban Rattles Advocates

    Despite Thailand’s recent legalization of kratom—swiftly following the country’s decriminalization earlier this year—international kratom ...

    Alberta’s Discredited Anti-SCS Report Still Raised Across North America

    Governments wield power over the implementation of harm reduction services, but their impacts aren’t ...