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    Sessi is a writer and organizer interested in cultural criticism, transnational politics and the ways that controlled substances are traded, policed and consumed. Having graduated from Vassar College with a degree in philosophy and women’s studies, she kick-started her writing career with work appearing in publications like Broadlyi-DPitchfork and them., among others. Sessi was previously a staff writer at Filter.

    Washington Court Decriminalizes Drugs: Will Lawmakers Let It Stand?

    In February 2021, two states decriminalized drug possession. One was much anticipated; the other ...

    Will Rhode Island Be the First State to Legalize Safe Consumption Sites?

    The prospect of safe consumption sites (SCS) for mitigating the United States’ historic overdose ...

    Without Evidence, Right-Wing Media Smears Seattle Harm Reductionists

    Right-wing media outlets are attacking a Seattle, Washington, harm reduction organization for promoting safer ...

    Charleston, WV, Wants a Syringe Service Program. Electeds Want It Criminalized.

    Despite efforts by Charleston, West Virginia, politicians to re-criminalize syringe distribution, harm reduction is ...