cocaine

Amid DEA War on Meth, Cocaine Is at Last a “Traditional Plant-Based Drug”

The 2020 National Drug Threat Assessment (NDTA) is such a widely cited document partly because it houses Drug Enforcement Administration…

May 20, 2024

Edinburgh Quietly Releases Report in Favor of Safe Consumption Sites

After pressure from advocates, Edinburgh city councilors have published a long-awaited report supporting the feasibility of implementing safe consumption sites…

February 15, 2024

Stimulant Treatment Research Finally Uses Outcome Besides Abstinence

To whatever degree harm reduction has gotten mainstreamed, it still hasn't budged the meaning of “treatment” and how we measure…

January 10, 2024

Swiss Capital Exploring Legal Cocaine Sales

Lawmakers in Swizterland's capital city of Bern want to legalize cocaine for adults to buy, initially through a pilot program.…

December 22, 2023

How Common Is Fentanyl in Samples of Cocaine and Meth?

At face value, a recent study shows that fentanyl was quite common in samples of unregulated stimulant drugs taken from…

December 18, 2023

Fentanyl Isn’t Being Cut Into the Cocaine Supply. Here’s Why.

Over the course of my 28 years in prison, I've known a lot of people who sold drugs. I sold…

October 31, 2023

Another Record Coca Crop in Colombia, But Context Has Changed

Colombia set a new record for coca production in 2022. This isn't surprising, when the country is established as the…

September 15, 2023

São Paulo Funds “Cocaine Vaccine,” Setting Sights on Human Trials

In early June, São Paulo Mayor Ricardo Nunes signed an agreement with the researchers behind Calixcoca, a "cocaine vaccine" in…

June 12, 2023

As Decriminalization Begins in British Columbia, Activists Watch Warily

British Columbia has officially become the first first province in Canada to decriminalize possession of small quantities of opioids, cocaine,…

January 31, 2023

Peru’s Coca Reform Chance Disappears Amid Political Crisis

A deadly crackdown on political protests in Peru continues, as President Dina Boluarte tries to silence calls for her to…

January 19, 2023