synthetic drugs

Ohio Bans More Nitazenes, Claiming They Cause Deaths on Their Own

Ohio has temporarily banned nine nitazene analogs as Schedule I controlled substances, making sale and use within the state illegal.…

June 6, 2024

Faulty Drug Tests From 2023 Lawsuit Behind WA Prison Greeting Card Ban

The Washington State Department of Corrections (WDOC) decision to ban greeting cards and postcards was informed by its continued use…

May 29, 2024

Europe Faces Potential Transformation of Its Drug Supply

In North America, fentanyl and other potent synthetic drugs in the supply have been associated with an unprecedented overdose crisis…

May 23, 2024

WA Prisons to Ban Greeting Cards and Postcards, Presuming Synthetic Drugs

The Washington State Department of Corrections (WDOC) will ban people in its custody from receiving greeting cards and postcards after…

May 22, 2024

Amid DEA War on Meth, Cocaine Is at Last a “Traditional Plant-Based Drug”

The 2020 National Drug Threat Assessment (NDTA) is such a widely cited document partly because it houses Drug Enforcement Administration…

May 20, 2024

Stimulant Harm Reduction Should Include Synthetic Cannabinoids

Usually "stimulants" refers to methamphetamine or cocaine, or prescription uppers like Adderall. But it's really just a catch-all term for…

May 8, 2024

The Delaware Mass Overdose Drugs Aren’t “Naloxone-Resistant”

On April 30, Delaware State Police (DSP) and the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) issued what was…

May 2, 2024

China to Target Fentanyl Precursors, Deepening the Synthetic Drug War

China has reportedly agreed to crack down on companies that manufacture and export fentanyl precursors, a key deliverable for President…

November 14, 2023

DEA Targets Precursors, Pill Presses in Fentanyl Supply Chain Crackdown

In the aftermath of the temporary class-wide fentanyl ban the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) ordered in 2018, a lot of…

November 7, 2023

Prison “K2”: The Hidden Center of a Chaotic New Drug War

Back when I was running with biker gangs, we used to play a game called Crash or Fly. Someone would…

November 28, 2022