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Public Outcry Forces Brazil to Pause Drastic Medical Cannabis Restrictions

In a month of political whiplash for Brazil’s battle over medical marijuana access, public outcry has delayed regulators' bid to…

December 1, 2022

Ohio Senate Passes Bill to Expunge Cannabis, “Paraphernalia” Records

The Ohio Senate approved a large-scale criminal justice reform bill on November 30 that contains provisions to protect people from…

December 1, 2022

Surviving Solitary Confinement With the Help of Drugs

Of the 13 years I’ve spent incarcerated, 2020 was the worst. It was the year I lost hope in the…

November 30, 2022

MO Voted to Impose Police Budget Increase on Kansas City. What Now?

On November 8, voters across Missouri approved Amendment 4, a measure to increase annual police funding for Kansas City. It…

November 30, 2022

Older Adults Who Smoke Are Typically “Forgotten”

A new paper, published in the American Journal of Public Health (AJPH), argues that older adults who smoke are “forgotten,”…

November 29, 2022

Safe Consumption Sites: Congressional Report Outlines Ways to Authorize or Ban, as Key Filing Looms

A new report from the Congressional Research Service explains how Congress and President Biden could authorize safe consumption sites (SCS)…

November 29, 2022

New Center Offers Free Legal Services to People Who Use Drugs in NJ

Rutgers Law Associates (RLA) and Vital Strategies recently announced the launch of a center to provide free legal services for…

November 28, 2022

Prison “K2”: The Hidden Center of a Chaotic New Drug War

Back when I was running with biker gangs, we used to play a game called Crash or Fly. Someone would…

November 28, 2022

Alberta’s New Premier Could Be Even More Anti-Harm Reduction

The new premier of Alberta, Canada, is offering a similar drug policy approach to her predecessor, only worse, a leading…

November 23, 2022

England Recommits to Goal of Making Smoking Obsolete by 2030

Following much uncertainty amid unprecedented political turmoil in the United Kingdom, the country has recommitted to making smoking in England…

November 23, 2022