Drugs + Money

Follow the Money: Why Marijuana Research Tells Us the Same Old Story

Scientific research enriches minds but drains wallets. In the US and globally, public and private funders have directed more money…

September 2, 2020

The Frightening Future and Past of Cop “Mutual Aid”

Mutual aid organizing is experiencing something of a renaissance amid the coinciding crises of COVID-19 and overdoses. But the concept…

August 20, 2020

Breaking Down a Model Bill to Decriminalize All Drugs

On August 6, the Drug Policy Alliance* released a detailed proposal to decriminalize all drugs at the federal level. The…

August 20, 2020

How Would Dismantling the DHS Affect the War on Drugs?

It's time to abolish the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), writes ACLU Director Anthony Romero in an August 9…

August 12, 2020

End Civil Asset Forfeiture to Defund the Drug War

“It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it,” as…

August 6, 2020

Native American Reservations a Haven for New York Vape Shops

Around Thanksgiving 2019, two months after Governor Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order that banned sales of flavored vaping products…

July 27, 2020

Californian Cannabis Tax Revenues Are Used to Boost Police Budgets

How are tax revenues from legal marijuana being spent in California, the nation’s largest state? To a large degree, they…

July 23, 2020

Why an OASAS License for a Low-Threshold Bupe Provider Is So Significant

REACH—a harm reduction-oriented health center in Ithaca, New York that prescribes buprenorphine, among many other services—is about to get a…

July 7, 2020

The Potential and Pitfalls of Providing Vapes to Incarcerated People

How much good can vaping do in a carceral setting? Smoking rates in prisons and jails across the United States…

June 30, 2020

Methadose: A Parable of Putting Profit Before Human Lives

Imagine being on a medication, any medication, and all a sudden it doesn’t work anymore. It only works for about…

June 24, 2020