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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

Most of South Dakota’s Drug Arrests Are for Marijuana. Legalization Beckons.

Marijuana prohibition in South Dakota falls heavily on Black and Native American residents. They are disproportionately targeted for arrests, and…

October 29, 2020

Could Philly’s New 911 Mental Health Response Program Have Saved Walter Wallace’s Life?

A little over two weeks after the City of Philadelphia announced progress on a new program embedding a behavioral health…

October 28, 2020

ACLU Sues Minneapolis for Raiding Encampments of Unhoused People

The city of Minneapolis is accused of violating the constitutional rights of people who are homeless in a lawsuit filed…

October 26, 2020

The Day They Sentenced My Son to Federal Prison

They stole my baby again. It doesn't matter that he's 26 years old. It doesn't matter that it was an…

October 22, 2020