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Australia Tightens the Screws Further on Vaping Nicotine

Australia is planning to strengthen its regulations to prevent smokers from switching to vaping nicotine. The draft National Tobacco Strategy…

March 8, 2022

Refelonizing Fentanyl After Tragedy Will Worsen Colorado’s Overdose Crisis

The political response to a tragedy in Colorado threatens incremental drug policy progress in the state. On February 20, five…

February 24, 2022

Can CBD Help Reduce Cravings for People With Opioid Use Disorder?

The FDA has approved a Phase 2 clinical trial for a cannabidiol (CDB) pill for opioid use disorder (OUD) patients…

January 27, 2022

Oregon County Debates Temporary Sites for Unhoused People as Winter Sets In

Elected officials in largely rural Deschutes County, Oregon, and its largest city of Bend, are debating where to let unhoused…

December 17, 2021

Canada’s Safe-Supply Vending Machines Project Is Even More Important Now

Due to the drastic increase in opioid-involved overdoses, British Columbia declared a public health emergency in 2016. Fentanyl was in…

May 5, 2020

Why Dark-Web Drug Marketplaces Can Be a Refuge

Whether because of fentanyl adulteration or the present pandemic, buying drugs from the “dark web”—a term for sites in the…

April 21, 2020

SAMHSA’s Absurd Criteria for Identifying “Stable” Methadone Patients

For decades, methadone reform advocates have tried to loosen or remove the highly restrictive take-home dose regulations promulgated by the…

March 31, 2020

Filter in 2019: A Dramatic Year in Drug Policy

This year has been a turbulent one in drug policy, harm reduction and human rights. Large-scale oppression, disastrous policy decisions…

December 24, 2019

Welcome to Kava Culture: A Spreading Alternative to Reduce Anxiety

Bula!—which means “life” or “to live”—is the traditional exclamation before drinking kava tea in Fijian culture. The ritual has also…

December 20, 2019

A San Francisco Man Is Currently in Jail for Eating a Cookie in Rehab

San Francisco Superior Court Judge Michael Begert is probably feeling lucky that he is not facing reelection for another five…

December 9, 2019