SCS

Protests Urge NY Gov. to Roll Out Safe Consumption by Executive Action

On June 29, simultaneous protests in Manhattan and Albany urged New York Governor Kathy Hochul (D) to use her executive…

June 30, 2022

Drug Use on Edmonton Public Transit “Reflects Policy Failures”

In March, president of the Edmonton Police Association Stg. Michael Elliot shared an image of a person apparently freebasing or…

May 16, 2022

NY Activists Rally to Defend SCS, Decriminalize Buprenorphine

On April 7, activists rallied across New York state to demand that politicians take straightforward steps toward ending the overdose…

April 8, 2022

Toronto’s New Hospital-Based Safe Consumption Site Is a First for Ontario

A specialized hospital in Toronto opened the doors to a new supervised consumption site for its patients on April 4.…

April 7, 2022

New York Protest Tells Politicians to Stop Targeting Harm Reduction

Harm reduction advocates and workers, including members of VOCAL-New York, converged at the Staten Island Ferry Terminal in Manhattan on…

March 10, 2022

Appeal Dismissal Means New Alberta SCS Barriers Now Take Effect

Alberta harm reductionists are reeling as their appeal over an injunction against a new provincial supervised consumption sites mandate was…

February 1, 2022

Alberta Legal Battle Against New SCS Barriers Is Going to the Wire

Alberta, Canada, remains a battleground for harm reduction rights. This past August, a coalition of local organizations launched a lawsuit…

January 21, 2022

Safe Consumption Sites Are Opening in New York City

On November 30, New York City authorized two safe consumption sites to begin operations as soon as possible. The decision,…

November 30, 2021

Florida Lawmaker Introduces Bill to Decriminalize All Drugs

A Florida lawmaker has introduced a bill to decriminalize all currently illicit drugs, provide avenues for relief for those with…

November 29, 2021

Campaign Launches to Decriminalize Drugs in Washington, DC

A coalition of activists, including civil rights and faith groups, gathered at the Washington, DC Council building on October 21.…

October 21, 2021