Drugs + Money

How Canadian Drug Users Helped Save an Injectable Opioid Agonist Program

Amid a historic fatal overdose crisis, the Canadian province of Alberta wanted to end an opioid use disorder (OUD) treatment…

March 3, 2021

The Last Days of Heroin: Fentanyl’s Rise and the Pattern It Represents

Five years ago, British Columbia saw a change. People who use drugs in the Canadian province started overdosing in higher…

February 18, 2021

Stimulant Activists to UN: Fund Agonist Research to End AIDS by 2030

In the final decade before the United Nations' 2030 deadline to "end AIDS," a sprawling coalition of activists from Africa,…

February 11, 2021

Biden Ending Federal Contracts With Private Prisons; Private ICE Detention Continues

On January 26, President Joe Biden signed a series of executive actions focused on racial equity. Among four orders issued,…

January 28, 2021

Why We Need Public Financing for Prosecutor Election Campaigns

There is an elephant in the room for some on the left who count criminal justice reform among their priorities.…

January 26, 2021

Could Biden Make His Country’s Global Drug War Even More Imperialist?

As President Joe Biden takes office, he has before him a proposed plan to reinvigorate the global war on people…

January 19, 2021

Congress Poised to Restore Drug War Victims’ Federal Student Aid Eligibility

Lawmakers have greenlit a massive COVID-19 relief bill containing a provision that would end a two-decade-long practice of blocking on…

December 24, 2020

States Squander Opportunity of Billions of Dollars in Federal Treatment Grants

The overdose crisis is claiming a historic number of lives almost every year in the US, while addiction medications remain…

December 15, 2020

“Here to Make It Less Dangerous”—The Work of a Dark-Web Drug Seller

In today’s bifurcated illicit drug trade, it’s increasingly common for transactions to occur anonymously, online—on the 0.01 percent of the…

November 12, 2020

Life as a Criminalized Vapes Dealer in Buenos Aires

Natalia is sitting in a leather chair in the corner of her office. “I need stealth,” she says, insistently. She’s…

September 29, 2020