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South African Cannabis Legalization Comes as the ANC Loses Majority

On May 28, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa signed into law a bill that legalizes cannabis nationwide, though without regulated…

June 4, 2024

Drug Czar Overstates Cannabis Rescheduling Impact on Criminalization and Race

The White House drug czar says the Biden administration’s move to reschedule marijuana will have “historic and long-lasting impact” that…

May 28, 2024

The Menthols Ban: Delayed, Divisive and Far From Dead

The planned national ban on menthol cigarettes in the United States was postponed indefinitely in late April. The idea has…

May 16, 2024

Over 321,000 Children Lost Parents to Overdose in a Decade

A new study from the National Institutes of Health quantifies the vast number of children in the United States who…

May 10, 2024

NY Cases Underline Harms of Drug Testing During Pregnancy

Jane* didn’t think much about the Sam’s Club salad she’d eaten days before she was to give birth in March…

April 18, 2024

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