Drugs + Money

Is the Purdue Settlement a Win for Harm Reduction?

The battle to hold corporations accountable for their involvement in fueling chaotic opioid use and overdose deaths in vulnerable communities…

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The Rank Hypocrisy of Marijuana Prohibition Advocates’ Taxpayer Funding

The New York Chapter of Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM), the prohibitionist organization led by Kevin Sabet, has submitted a…

1 week

EPA Criticized for Being Open to Hemp Growers Using Pesticides

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is considering 10 applications submitted by hemp farmers to use pesticides in their grows.…

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SAMHSA to Drop SUD Treatment Confidentiality Rule, Because “Times Change”

The attack on patient confidentiality⁠—by the very agency that is supposed to protect it⁠—has begun. On August 22 the Substance…

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California Poised to Crack Down Harder on Illicit Medical Cannabis Market

On August 6, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra released a set of guidelines for the security and non-diversion of medical…

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Denver Lawmaker Tells Filter Why She Led Vote Against Private Prison Companies

On August 5, Denver City Council voted against renewing $10.6 million in contracts with two private prison companies. The companies,…

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El Chapo’s Trial Was a Drug-War Propaganda Circus

Extraditing drug dealers from around the world to stand trial in the States is a cynical attempt to demonstrate that…

2 months

California Working Toward Certifying “Almost Organic” Cannabis

On July 24 in Sacramento, the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) held its fourth meeting with cannabis farmers.…

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Federal Court Ruling Threatens Smaller Vape Companies’ Survival

Smaller manufacturers of vaping products face a major obstacle to survival after the release a few weeks ago of long-overdue application guidelines for market…

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FDA Cites Vapes as a Smoking Cessation Tool in Lawsuit Argument

On July 11, a Maryland district court judge ruled in a lawsuit launched by anti-vaping organizations, who demanded that the…

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