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FDA Authorizes More Heated Tobacco Products, Rejects More Vapes

On January 26, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized three heated tobacco products manufactured by Philip Morris International. The…

January 27, 2023

The End of the X-Waiver Is a Chance to Advance Health Equity

On January 12, the federal government announced an important change to drug policy that should enable greatly expanded access to…

January 27, 2023

Why Does BC’s Decriminalization Exclude Benzodiazepines?

The overdose crisis in British Columbia has killed more than 10,000 people since 2016, when it was first declared a…

January 26, 2023

New York’s Bill to Decriminalize Low-Level Drug Possession

A New York senator has launched a bid to decriminalize all low-level drug possession in the state. If his bill…

January 26, 2023

Oregon Bill Would Mandate State Collection of Psilocybin Users’ Data

An Oregon lawmaker is pushing a bill that would require the state’s newly legal psilocybin therapy services to collect, and…

January 25, 2023

DC Bill Would Pay Out Cannabis Reparations—If Feds Lift Ban

Washington, DC lawmakers have filed a revised bill to create a regulated adult-use cannabis market, despite an ongoing congressional ban…

January 25, 2023

How “Daniel’s Law” Could Transform NY Mental-Health Crisis Response

A bill reintroduced in the New York state legislature on January 20 would fundamentally change how the state handles mental…

January 24, 2023

Among Georgia Prison Leadership, a Deepening War On Transparency

After four years at the helm of the Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC), Timothy Ward has stepped down. Though prisoners…

January 24, 2023

Taiwan Is About to Ban the Use of Nicotine Vapes

Taiwan looks set to become the next country in Asia to ban nicotine vaping products. On January 12, amendments to…

January 24, 2023

How the Drug War Fosters Devastating Land-Grabs

Few, if any of us, remain unaware of how industries can inflict catastrophic environmental damage—on renewable and nonrenewable resources from…

January 23, 2023