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Sinister Motives, Moral Panic Behind Florida’s Persecution of Sex Workers

Bruce Colton, the chief elected prosecutor of Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee and St. Lucie Counties in Florida, is anything but…

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How Drug Policy Fuels the Genocide of Indigenous Women in Canada

Cherisse was 17 years old in 2009, and had recently given birth to a baby boy. A member of the…

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Data Platform Scores California Police Departments a Resounding “F” for Racial Bias

Every person in prison is a policy failure," is a common phrase in abolitionist circles. But of course it's not…

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How One City Invests Cannabis Tax Dollars Into Black-Owned Businesses

Small cannabis business-owners of color in Portland, Oregon are getting a serious leg-up in the legal industry at a time…

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Why Drug Dealers Are an Under-Utilized Anti-Overdose Resource

Last year, a man in his 20s attending Electric Forest, a Michigan music festival, began to cry after discovering that…

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It’s Time for People With Privilege to Come Out About Their Drug Use

I had a counselor look me in the eye the other week and say, “No drug user can be a…

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New Evidence of Smoking Disparities Underlines That Tobacco Harm Reduction Is Social Justice

Americans experiencing compounded social marginalization are at greater risk of initiating use of—and not cutting use of—tobacco products, according to…

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“Crackhead” Is an Anti-Black Pejorative, Period

What’s up with this wave of crackhead jokes?" a Reddit user asked in a February 2019 post. In response, one…

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Cannabis Consumers Have Power: Meet Some Pioneers of Industry Inclusivity

In the hyper-commodifying cannabis industry, Mary Pryor of New York City is raising her voice for people of color to…

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Trump Officials: Humanitarian Crisis at Mexican Border Distracts From Counter-Narcotics Ops

There is a humanitarian and national security crisis at our southern border," announced Republican Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson (above) in…

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