Politics + Legalization

As New Jersey Cops Arrest 100 People Daily for Marijuana, Will the State Legalize?

Will New Jersey become next state to fully legalize marijuana? It's one of four that could take the step this…

September 16, 2020

“The Drum Beat in My Head Gets Louder”—Meet DPA’s New Leader

“Is it going to be Kassandra?” There’s a reason that question was asked over and over in harm reduction circles…

September 10, 2020

Canada Is So Close to Decriminalizing Drugs: Let’s Make It Happen

After decades of campaigning, the decriminalization of all drugs for personal use in Canada finally feels just around the corner.…

September 2, 2020

Overdose Awareness Day: Drug Users Are Aware—What About Governments?

Every year we come together to remember the lives that have been lost due to overdose. International Overdose Awareness Day…

August 31, 2020

Congress Must Pass COVID-19 Legislation to Depopulate Jails and Prisons

In May, the US House of Representatives passed CARES 2—the HEROES Act—another legislative package responding to COVID-19. The measure contained…

August 24, 2020

What Marijuana Legalization Would Mean for Criminal Justice in Arizona

Marijuana legalization is headed to the ballot in Arizona this November. If successful, the state would become the 12th US…

August 24, 2020

Democrats Platform Arch-Enemy of Syringe Exchange on DNC Opening Night

Former New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman spoke on the opening night of the Democratic National Convention on August 17…

August 18, 2020

Anti-Vaping Forces Again Leverage COVID to Seek Prohibition

California’s tobacco research mob, obsessed with youth vaping and hell-bent on enacting total vaping bans, has a devious, three-step strategy.…

August 17, 2020

Kamala Harris Was Mocking “Schools Not Jails” Not So Long Ago

When Kamala Harris was still San Francisco’s district attorney in 2010, she delivered a talk at the Commonwealth Club where…

August 13, 2020

As the DEA Swarms US Cities, Its Abolition Should Be Prioritized

As the President sends Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents to Chicago and other cities to conduct local law enforcement having…

August 10, 2020