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Australia’s Legalization of MDMA, Psilocybin for Limited Medical Use

Australia has made waves by rescheduling MDMA and psilocybin, essentially legalizing the drugs for narrow medical uses. It’s a big…

February 8, 2023

Safer-Nicotine Consumer Groups Have Almost No Funding Worldwide

Consumer organizations advocating for tobacco harm reduction (THR) are often underfunded, led by volunteers, and still successful, according to a…

February 2, 2023

Beyond “Zero Tolerance”? Syringe Access in Canadian Prisons

In the outside world, if you’re lucky enough to live somewhere that has harm reduction services, you might have access…

January 30, 2023

Taiwan Is About to Ban the Use of Nicotine Vapes

Taiwan looks set to become the next country in Asia to ban nicotine vaping products. On January 12, amendments to…

January 24, 2023

How the Drug War Fosters Devastating Land-Grabs

Few, if any of us, remain unaware of how industries can inflict catastrophic environmental damage—on renewable and nonrenewable resources from…

January 23, 2023

Mexico’s Government Thinks Criminalization Will Stamp Out Smoking

If you thought Mexico’s drug war was only about illegal drugs like fentanyl or cocaine, you would be wrong. The…

January 20, 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

Heroin Nasal Spray Increases Harm Reduction Options in Switzerland

Back in the 1990s, Switzerland pioneered heroin-assisted treatment—successfully addressing HIV and overdose crises by offering an early form of safe…

January 17, 2023

How I Unexpectedly Came to Run a Vape Shop in Rural Wales

I came to live in this very small town called Lampeter, in the middle of the Welsh countryside, a few…

January 17, 2023

The “Three Amigos” Summit Promises More Drug War

On January 9 and 10, President Joe Biden made his first visit to Mexico while in office—and the first of…

January 12, 2023