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Attorney General Merrick Garland a Disheartening Prospect

When a government agency is as punitive, secretive and capricious as the US Department of Justice often is, trying incremental…

January 19, 2021

A Harm Reductionist’s Case for Abolition

Since 2020’s uprisings against anti-Black police violence, communities and institutions across the country have been critically re-evaluating their relationships with…

January 11, 2021

2021 Marijuana Reform Must Not Exclude Justice-Involved People

Last month, the US House of Representatives took a major step toward repairing some harms of the drug war by…

January 5, 2021

Ten Photos From 2020 That Reflect 2021’s Biggest Challenges

Few years in living memory have been as dramatic and distressing as 2020, and many of us were glad to…

January 4, 2021

Indian Health Service’s OD-Vulnerable Patients Aren’t Getting Naloxone

The federal health agency serving federally recognized tribal members achieved its goal of reducing opioid prescriptions. But the majority of…

December 16, 2020

Why a City’s Marijuana Delivery Plan Represents Far More Than Customer Convenience

During the pandemic, services that deliver food and other supplies have become invaluable. Some companies in the industry, such as…

December 15, 2020

How the First Black Surgeon General Was Silenced for Considering Drug Legalization

The movement to decriminalize all drug users has enjoyed historic wins in 2020, surely in part due to activists’ successful…

December 8, 2020

Celebrate the Drug Policy Wins, But Don’t Accept Drug Exceptionalism

Election day brought an unprecedented wave of victories for drug policy reform ballot measures in the United States. Oregon passed…

November 10, 2020

Voters Approve All Seven Marijuana-Legalization Initiatives Across Five States

In a night without an immediate clear winner for the White House, we are certain of this: Marijuana legalization triumphed…

November 4, 2020

Montana Leads the Nation in Black Marijuana Arrest Rates. Will It Legalize?

Montana's voters have the chance to legalize marijuana for adult use on November 3. If voters approve reforms in the…

November 2, 2020