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Movement for Black Lives Wants Congress to End the Drug War

The federal war on drug users would likely be brought to its knees with the passage of the Movement for…

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Kentucky Challenge to “Casey’s Law” Strikes Against Involuntary Commitment

One of the nation’s oldest involuntary commitment laws designed specifically to target people who use drugs is facing a court…

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St. Louis Is a Big Step Closer to Closing the Workhouse

In St. Louis, Missouri—arguably the birthplace of the modern movement for Black lives—a city lawmaker has introduced a bill to…

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Vape Bans Are Creating a Thriving Illicit Market

On a normal day, Nic Holden makes $150 selling liquid nicotine out of his car. For the past month, he…

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Despite Voting Rights Reform, Many People With Felonies Excluded From NJ Primary

New Jersey held primary elections on July 7, including hotly contested Congressional races for seats held by Jeff Van Drew…

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Dozens of Countries Exclude People on Drug Charges From COVID-19 Decarceration

Prisons are nearly universally recognized as petri dishes for the coronavirus. In an attempt to slow the spread, some countries…

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Why an OASAS License for a Low-Threshold Bupe Provider Is So Significant

REACH—a harm reduction-oriented health center in Ithaca, New York that prescribes buprenorphine, among many other services—is about to get a…

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Irish Harm Reduction Response to COVID-19 Saves Unhoused Drug Users’ Lives

Unhoused drug users in Dublin, Ireland almost entirely avoided projected COVID-19 deaths as a result of progressive changes in national…

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Scrutinizing the Foster System’s Relationship With the War on Drugs

So many aspects of the racist War on Drugs—stop-and-frisk, mandatory minimum sentencing for crack cocaine, drug courts, to name just…

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Canada Has Its Own Racist Structures to Dismantle

The focus of the world’s media can make it seem like racism and the “War on Drugs” are primarily United…

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