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South Africa Poised to Break From Apartheid-Era Cannabis Prohibition

South Africa has taken a big step toward decriminalization, or limited legalization, of cannabis. The country won’t be opening up…

November 21, 2023

Stop Scapegoating Immigrants for the Fentanyl-Involved Overdose Crisis

As the United States continues to grapple with a devastating opioid-involved overdose crisis, conservative policymakers have seized on a familiar…

October 16, 2023

How to Unite the Psychedelic and Harm Reduction Movements?

“Who here is a drug user?” asked Maurice Byrd, co-director of the Harm Reduction Therapy Center (HRTC) in San Francisco…

October 3, 2023

“Our Reparations”—Black PA Lawmakers Demand Equity in Legalization

A group of Pennsylvania lawmakers spoke on September 22 about the path ahead for marijuana legalization in the state, emphasizing…

September 25, 2023

Mayor Adams Oversees Huge Increase in NYPD Drug Arrests

New York City cops are arresting far more people for drugs under Mayor Eric Adams—reversing what had previously been a…

September 21, 2023

Chicago Activists Demand SCS at Overdose Awareness Rally

On August 28, Chicago activists rallied at Federal Plaza in downtown Chicago, demanding that Illinois lawmakers take immediate action to…

August 31, 2023

Fifth Circuit Strikes Post-Conviction Voting Ban as “Cruel and Unusual”

The intent of Mississippi's lifetime voting ban for people convicted of certain crimes, written into the state constitution as Section…

August 9, 2023

Overdose Deaths Fall in St. Louis County, But Rise in the City

St. Louis County, the most populous in Missouri, recorded a decrease in overdose deaths in 2022—the largest fall in the…

August 8, 2023

SF Chronicle’s “Honduran Drug Dealers” Series Fuels Xenophobia

In the past month, the San Francisco Chronicle has published a series of articles ostensibly aimed at getting to the…

July 21, 2023

Harm Reductionists Ready for Juneteenth Actions in Milwaukee

In Milwaukee, Wisconsin, harm reduction advocates are teaming up to hand out free life-saving supplies at the city’s Juneteenth parade.…

June 15, 2023