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Drug Use on Edmonton Public Transit “Reflects Policy Failures”

In March, president of the Edmonton Police Association Stg. Michael Elliot shared an image of a person apparently freebasing or…

May 16, 2022

Marcos Jr.’s Election Gives Little Hope of End to Philippines Drug War

By May 10, the Philippines almost certainly knew who its next president would be: Ferdinand Marcos Jr., the 64-year-old former…

May 10, 2022

Dire Harm Reduction Funding Gap for Lower-Income Countries Is Growing

Last year, Harm Reduction International (HRI) released a report that found funding for harm reduction in 2019 was only 5…

May 9, 2022

Canada to Fund Research on Psilocybin for Substance Use Disorder

Applications have opened for Canadian researchers seeking federal funding to study psilocybin treatments for substance use disorder (SUD), as well…

May 3, 2022

When Putin Labels Zelensky a “Drug Addict,” It Implicates the Wider World

After two months, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has directly caused unknown tens of thousands of deaths, with widespread evidence of…

May 2, 2022

Drug Decriminalization Inches Closer in Saskatoon, Canada

The Saskatoon Board of Police Commissioners (SBPC) met on April 21 to discuss the decriminalization of drug possession in Saskatchewan's…

April 28, 2022

The Mission to Make Psilocybin Available to UK Cancer Patients

“I was involved in oncology when I was a medic,” Dr. Malcolm Barratt-Johnson told Filter, “and in all honesty, the…

April 25, 2022

Taliban Announces Cruel Poppy Ban During Afghan Harvest Season

What’s that time-worn saying about doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results? Drug prohibition is the…

April 8, 2022

Could Canada’s New Political Alliance Speed Drug Decriminalization?

Two of Canada’s left-of-center parties have entered an agreement that will prop up the government in exchange for an expansion…

March 24, 2022

Brittney Griner: US Steps Up Pressure Over Cannabis Detention in Russia

Weeks after it was disclosed that American professional basketball player Brittney Griner was arrested in Russia over alleged possession of…

March 21, 2022