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FDA Announces Proposed Rules for National Menthol Cigarette Ban

The announcements have been years in the making: On April 28, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced proposed rules…

April 28, 2022

Harm Reduction for All Drugs and All People? The Government Isn’t Sure.

Harm reduction, once a term of relative obscurity, is now splashed all over the headlines. In March, harm reduction advocates…

April 21, 2022

Baltimore Prosecutors Have Been Inflating Charges for Black Defendants

Black residents are greatly overrepresented in arrests and court cases in the city of Baltimore, details a report by researchers…

March 22, 2022

Federal Life Sentences for Drugs: Unconscionable and Massively Biased

Ross Ulbricht, the creator of the original Silk Road dark-web marketplace, was given a federal life sentence in 2015. But…

March 9, 2022

Prosecutors Excluded Jurors for Being Black, NC Supreme Court Finds

Juries in the United States are not just 12 people selected at random. Instead, both the prosecution and the defense…

February 17, 2022

Outrage at Biden Administration Caving to “Crack Pipes” Pressure

“Biden crime policy: Crack pipes for all. What could go wrong?” asked Texas Senator Ted Cruz (R). In one of…

February 10, 2022

Senate Candidate’s Blunt Ad on Drug-War Targeting of Black Louisianans

In 1992, then-presidential candidate and Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton disclosed that he had experimented with cannabis in his youth. “I…

January 21, 2022

New Vermont Bill Seeks to Decriminalize Drug Possession and Sharing

Vermont Democratic and Progressive lawmakers filed a new bill this week to decriminalize drug possession—a policy they hope will serve…

January 14, 2022

The NYPD Operates With Near-Impunity, Finds NYCLU Report

The New York City Police Department ignored the disciplinary recommendations of its oversight board in more than two-thirds of substantiated…

December 14, 2021

How Key Early Ideas Helped Shape Today’s Harm Reduction Movement

[This article is excerpted from UNDOING DRUGS: The Untold Story of Harm Reduction and the Future of Addiction, by Maia…

November 23, 2021