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How Canadian Drug Users Helped Save an Injectable Opioid Agonist Program

Amid a historic fatal overdose crisis, the Canadian province of Alberta wanted to end an opioid use disorder (OUD) treatment…

March 3, 2021

As People Who Use Drugs, We Urge Biden to End the Buprenorphine X-Waiver

In late January, the Biden Administration walked back one of the biggest steps toward opening access to medications for opioid…

March 3, 2021

Marijuana Legalization Could Curb West Virginia’s Overdose Crisis, Governor Says

If West Virginia lawmakers send a bill to legalize marijuana to his desk, he will sign it, Gov. Jim Justice…

March 3, 2021

Washington Court Decriminalizes Drugs: Will Lawmakers Let It Stand?

In February 2021, two states decriminalized drug possession. One was much anticipated; the other seemed to come out of nowhere.…

March 2, 2021

Will Oregon Do the Right Thing for People With Marijuana Convictions?

An important political initiative aims to right some of the wrongs of the War on Drugs in Oregon. Though the…

March 2, 2021

Illinois Moves to End Cash Bail, Reform Pretrial Procedures

A landmark criminal justice reform bill in Illinois will not only end cash bail within the state, but overhaul its…

March 2, 2021

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 death toll has long been delayed…

March 1, 2021

Illinois the Latest State to End Driver’s License Suspensions That Fuel Inequality

Illinois is set to become the next state to end the practice of suspending driver’s licenses over unpaid traffic violations,…

March 1, 2021

Most People With Addiction Outgrow It Naturally. We Need to Hear Them.

All life studies of people’s drug use show that most people who develop addictions—a small minority of drug users—move past…

March 1, 2021

Without Evidence, Right-Wing Media Smears Seattle Harm Reductionists

Right-wing media outlets are attacking a Seattle, Washington, harm reduction organization for promoting safer alternatives to injecting drugs. On February…

February 26, 2021