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Senate Candidate’s Blunt Ad on Drug-War Targeting of Black Louisianans

In 1992, then-presidential candidate and Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton disclosed that he had experimented with cannabis in his youth. “I…

January 21, 2022

Tobacco Harm Reduction Is for the Birds, According to the CDC

I didn’t know much about birdwatching until a very recent trip to Costa Rica when I signed on for a…

January 14, 2022

I Want to Reclaim My Voice From “Light Up the Night”

My motivation for being a drug-user organizer has always been to build a different world, after discovering that I didn’t…

January 14, 2022

Ten Underlying Reasons Behind Opposition to Vaping

[This article is excerpted from Stop Smoking Start Vaping by Dr. Colin Mendelsohn. Copyright © 2022.]   For decades, tobacco…

January 12, 2022

Popular Advocate Forced to Close Her Small-Town Vape Shop

For the past couple of years, Skip Murray has updated a Twitter thread every time a vape shop shuts down.…

January 5, 2022

The Ways We “Monsterize” Drug Use, Pain and People

[This article is an adapted excerpt from On Opium: Pain, Pleasure, and Other Matters of Substance, which was published in…

November 30, 2021

A Court Rejected the Disease Theory of Opioid Addiction. Will We Listen?

The idea that opioid painkillers are inevitably addictive was put on trial and refuted. But this modern disease theory seemingly…

November 22, 2021

Responding to the 2022 Global Drug Survey Will Help Other Drug Users

The world's largest drug survey wants to know how you get high and why. You can fill out the Global Drug…

November 19, 2021

Let’s Examine the Astroworld Syringe-Wielding Assailant Rumor

On November 5, at the Astroworld festival in Houston, at least eight people were killed in what appeared, from multiple…

November 9, 2021

Seattle Times Slightly Obsessed With Abolitionist City Attorney Candidate

Nicole Thomas-Kennedy, a Seattle candidate for city attorney and self-identified prison and police abolitionist, can be characterized as a member…

November 1, 2021