Politics + Legalization

Convenient Charges for New Orleans DA Candidate Leave Dire Incumbent Favorite

At the end of June, New Orleans City Councilman Jason Williams was indicted on federal tax fraud charges. When Williams…

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Joe Biden’s Criminal Justice Reform Task Force Passes on Marijuana Legalization

Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders’ "Unity Task Force"⁠—six committees set up to shape policies in an attempt to unite the…

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Movement for Black Lives Wants Congress to End the Drug War

The federal war on drug users would likely be brought to its knees with the passage of the Movement for…

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Vape Bans Are Creating a Thriving Illicit Market

On a normal day, Nic Holden makes $150 selling liquid nicotine out of his car. For the past month, he…

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PA Plan to Limit DA Candidates to Career Prosecutors Swipes at Progressives

The latest manifestation of Pennsylvania’s political culture-gap, with its stark split between progressive cities and conservative small-town and rural areas,…

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Hong Kong’s Rejection of Vapes Ban Could Have Welcome Influence

The Coalition of Asia Pacific Tobacco Harm Reduction Advocates (CAPHRA) has won an important victory. On June 2, the Hong…

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Scrutinizing Bernie Sanders’ 10 New Prosecutor Endorsements

When it comes to candidates for top prosecutor in many of America’s biggest cities, Bernie Sanders’ previous endorsements have foreshadowed…

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Formerly Unhoused Bronx Congress Candidate Vows to Fight for Drug Users

Samelys López knows first-hand the inadequacy of New York City's⁠—and the nation's⁠—approach to housing. When she and her family moved…

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Biden-Bernie “Unity Task Force” Makes Dispiriting Criminal Justice Reform Picks

In an attempt to unite the centrist and progressive wings of the Democratic Party, presumptive 2020 presidential nominee Joe Biden…

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Most Baltimore Primary Candidates Back Safe Consumption Sites

A survey released by Baltimore-based safe consumption site (SCS) advocacy group the BRIDGES (Baltimore Resources for Indoor Drug-use Grassroots Education…

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