Drugs + Money

Could Ending Asset Forfeiture Be a First Step Towards Reparations?

Coinciding with Juneteenth, a day honoring the emancipation of enslaved peoples, Congress held the first hearing on reparations for Black…

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All-Time High European Cocaine Supply Underlines Rationale for Fair Trade

Cocaine, most widely used illicit stimulant in European Union countries, is surging in the drug supply. With coca cultivated mostly…

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How One City Invests Cannabis Tax Dollars Into Black-Owned Businesses

Small cannabis business-owners of color in Portland, Oregon are getting a serious leg-up in the legal industry at a time…

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Eurasian States Pouring Money Into Incarceration, Not Harm Reduction

Harm reduction funding around the world is stalling. By extension, harm reductionists in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) are…

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Global Drug Survey: Large Majority of Cocaine Users Would Pay More for Safer, “Fair Trade” Supply

As the international cocaine supply becomes increasingly risky, most people who use the drug are in favor of a regulated,…

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Gilead Relinquishes Its PrEP Patent—But Did It Mislead Investors?

On May 8, pharmaceutical company Gilead quietly announced that it will relinquish its exclusive patent on Truvada for HIV pre-exposure…

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Maine Hit Hard by Overdose Crisis, Yet Suffers Biggest Federal Funding Shortfall

Funding for harm reduction interventions in Maine received a much-needed boost on February 6. Newly-elected Governor Janet Mills signed an executive…

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Bernie Sanders Backs #BreakThePatent Fight for Universal PrEP Access

The fight for universal access to PrEP medication for HIV prevention was picked up by Vermont Senator and presidential hopeful…

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New “Generic” Naloxone: Expect More Big-Pharma Sleight of Hand

It's been less than two weeks since the US Department of Justice joined a string of lawsuits against Indivior—the maker…

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Cannabis Consumers Have Power: Meet Some Pioneers of Industry Inclusivity

In the hyper-commodifying cannabis industry, Mary Pryor of New York City is raising her voice for people of color to…

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