Politics + Legalization

“No Blank Check”⁠—Psychedelic Activists Tread Warily After Decrim Wins

In the past two months, both Denver, Colorado and Oakland, California decriminalized psilocybin mushrooms (and in Oakland’s case, other naturally-occurring…

6 hours

Italy’s Rocky Road From Harsh Prohibition to “Cannabis Light”

According to the European Monitoring Center for Drugs and Drug Addiction, 10 percent of Italian adults (age 15-64) reported using…

23 hours

Harm Production: Ontario’s Brutal Cuts Add Fuel to the Overdose Fire

Viewed from the United States, Canada’s comparatively liberal social mores and universal healthcare would seem to set the stage for…

2 weeks

Oakland Decriminalizes Psychedelic Mushrooms and Plants in Council Vote

On June 4, the City Council of Oakland, California unanimously voted in favor of a resolution to decriminalize naturally-occurring psilocybin…

3 weeks

Mexico Public Health Agency Lashes Out Against Tobacco Harm Reduction

Mexico's consumer health protection agency has effectively denounced the US Food and Drug Administration's recent approval of IQOS, a heat-not-burn…

3 weeks

Marijuana Ban in Public Housing Lifted in NYC—And Nation May Be Next

Do you support reversing some of these provisions?,” Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez from New York City asked Housing and Urban Development…

4 weeks

The Year Is 2020, and the US Has Banned Vapes. What Happens Now?

President Donald Trump finished his overture at this year’s Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit in Atlanta by asking attendees…

1 month

Bolsonaro Cuts Harm Reduction, Escalates Drug War

Largely unreported in English-language news media, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has pulled the plug on government support for harm reduction,…

1 month

“Denver’s Just the First Domino”—City Dramatically Decriminalizes “Magic” Mushrooms

On May 7, the city of Denver, Colorado voted on a ballot initiative to decriminalize psilocybin mushrooms. By that evening,…

2 months

Sri Lanka President Uses Easter Attacks to Fuel Duterte-Inspired Drug War

For Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena, the War on Drugs and the War on Terror go hand-in-hand. And the Easter…

2 months