Politics + Legalization

Why the Proposed US Vape Flavors Ban Risks Global Harm

The Trump administration’s announcement of plans to ban all flavored vaping products will cause more harm than good. It will…

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National Guard Drops $100K on Fentanyl Fear-Mongering Classes for Cops

The ongoing panic around fentanyl, a potent opioid that is driving the overdose crisis, is being stoked among law enforcement…

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How America’s War on Drugs and War on Terror Go Hand-in-Hand

The United States has not always been committed to upholding opium prohibition in Afghanistan. Instead, its approach for the past…

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Four Things an HIV Policy Survey Reveals About 2020 Candidates’ Harm Reduction Positions

Six Democratic presidential candidates—Cory Booker, Pete Buttigieg, Kamala Harris, Beto O'Rourke,Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren—have answered a recent survey about…

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Texas Prosecutor Elected on Reform Promise Doubles Down on Marijuana Charges

Bexar County, Texas, home to San Antonio, once rested in the picaresque clutches of District Attorney Nico LaHood, an Islamophobic…

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As First Cannabis Cafe in the US Opens, Can Such Venues Serve a Social Justice Need?

On September 24, the nation's first first cannabis social consumption cafe will open in West Hollywood, California. Lowell Farms will…

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Code for America to Automate Expungement of Cannabis Convictions in Cook County, IL

On August 27, Chicago’s district attorney announced an ambitious plan to expunge tens of thousands of low-level cannabis convictions. Kim…

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Boulder, CO Bans Vape Flavors and Seeks to Tax Vapes Much More Heavily Than Cigarettes

On September 3, Boulder, Colorado joined a handful of other cities across the country by banning e-cigarette flavors, which have…

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The Quest to Pass Medical Cannabis in “Prohibition Island” Idaho

"Idaho is what we call a prohibition island,” said Russ Belville. The state borders three others⁠—Oregon, Washington and Nevada—where cannabis…

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DEA to Begin Reviewing Research-Cannabis Grow Applications “Soon”

Officials at the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) have been dragging their feet for three years on evaluating applications to lawfully…

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