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How Mexico Has Legalized But Still Not Regulated Cannabis

Mexico has never seemed so close and yet so far from fully regulating the adult-use cannabis market. A first Supreme…

July 30, 2021

The WHO Emphasizes Its Mission to Destroy Safer Nicotine Alternatives

On July 27, the World Health Organization (WHO) released its eighth report on the global tobacco “epidemic,” highlighting the “need to…

July 27, 2021

Mexico Supreme Court Nixes Import Ban on “Heat-Not-Burn” Harm Reduction Products

On July 16, Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled that heated tobacco products (HTP), sometimes known as "heat-not-burn" products, will be exempted…

July 22, 2021

“An Unprecedented Achievement Anywhere”—Thailand’s Decriminalization of Kratom

Native to Southeast Asia, kratom is a plant and herbal medicine with mild opioid and stimulant-like properties. It was held…

July 21, 2021

UK Health Agency Reaffirms the Power of Vaping to Help Smokers Quit

On June 25, the United Kingdom’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) published new draft guidelines encouraging health…

June 30, 2021

Mexico Supreme Court Legalizes Marijuana After Politicians Fail

Nearly three years after Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled that the nation’s marijuana prohibition is unconstitutional, it voted on June 28 to…

June 29, 2021

Support. Don’t Punish—A Call to Reject the World’s Brutal Drug War

On June 4, Chandran Vithushan, a young man in Sri Lanka, was buried by his family. He had been arrested…

June 24, 2021

Alberta Government’s New Rules Set SCS Up to Fail, Advocates Say

More roadblocks loom for Alberta’s safe consumption sites, as the provincial government sets new regulations for the facilities' operations. The…

June 10, 2021

We Must Divest From the Failed Drug War Locally, Nationally and Globally

By every measure, the global drug war has failed. It has failed to decrease drug use and sales. Drug-involved overdose…

June 3, 2021

Very Few Countries Track Smoking Rates Among Indigenous Peoples

All over the world, few countries are taking the trouble to monitor smoking prevalence among Indigenous populations, according to a…

May 25, 2021