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“What Delivery Service?”—New Yorkers Left Risking Their Lives to Get Methadone

Every day, vulnerable New Yorkers are being forced to choose between accessing their lifesaving medication, or protecting themselves and their…

October 21, 2020

San Francisco’s Cannabis Equity Program Hits Milestone But Still Falling Short

On October 9, San Francisco’s first Latina-owned cannabis dispensary opened in the Union Square neighborhood. The owner, Cindy De La…

October 20, 2020

California May Restore Voting Rights to Over 55,000 People With Felony Records

A ballot measure in California, Proposition 17, would restore voting rights to all residents after they leave prison on parole.…

October 19, 2020

Māori Women Benefit From a Harm Reduction Approach to Smoking

Smoking rates among Indigenous peoples have remained stubbornly high around the world, despite stigmatizing anti-smoking campaigns and massive increases in…

October 15, 2020

“A Perfect Example of Targeting”—Marijuana Injustice in Southeast Brooklyn

For two years in a row now, political efforts to legalize marijuana in the state of New York have gone…

October 15, 2020

Michigan’s New Marijuana-Conviction Expungement Law: Pros and Cons

On October 12, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D) signed into law a series of criminal justice reform bills. Among these…

October 14, 2020

Breonna Taylor Travesty Must Renew Focus on the Racist Drug War

The grand jury’s decision in the Breonna Taylor case is infuriating. It was also, perhaps, inevitable. While scholars will spend…

September 30, 2020

Drug Policy Reform in Missouri: City-Level Progress, Strong Headwinds

A Missouri mayor recently announced a plan to pardon people with marijuana and psilocybin convictions. His reform follows other city-level…

September 24, 2020

Coalition: Investigate NYPD’s “Inherently Unreliable” Gang Database

A coalition of New York City advocates and scholars is calling on the city's police watchdog to audit the notorious…

September 24, 2020

Elizabeth Owens Was NYC’s Powerhouse HIV Organizer

A powerhouse activist organizing for people living with HIV, drug users and unhoused New Yorkers has died, it was announced…

September 23, 2020