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Trump Has Already Demolished Obama's Criminal-Justice Legacy

It didn't take long for a big fan of cops, the death penalty, and hating on immigrants to change the system.
Justin George
1.24.18
WEED
WEED

It's Time for Democrats to Go All in on Weed

You can only legalize marijuana by actually legalizing marijuana, permanently, at the federal level. As the opposition party, Democrats should try to do that!
David Dayen
1.6.18
Drugs
Drugs

This Police Force Is Going to Stop Prosecuting Low-Level Drug Dealers

Another progressive step forward from the UK's most progressive police force.
Mac Hackett
11.20.17
Drugs
Drugs

Jagmeet Singh Says Drug Addiction Isn’t a Criminal Problem—It’s a Social One

The new NDP leader says the federal government isn’t doing enough to solve the opioid crisis.
Allison Tierney
11.6.17
Drugs
Drugs

Art from the Frontline of the War on Drugs

We spoke to the production director of the Museum of Drug Policy.
JS Rafaeli
10.25.17
High Wire
High Wire

The Terrifying New Trend in Heroin Addiction

Just like they did in the 80s, Americans are increasingly going straight to heroin, skipping prescription opioids. Too bad US policy doesn't reflect that.
Maia Szalavitz
10.17.17
High Wire
High Wire

This Woman's Opioid Relapse Could Change Drug Laws Forever

Julie Eldred was ordered to stay sober as a condition of probation after repeatedly stealing to get heroin. She thinks that's unconstitutional—and she's not alone.
Maia Szalavitz
9.26.17
Drugs
Drugs

How Massive Busts Could Create More Harm for People Who Use Drugs

With the biggest drug bust in Ontario history—$250-million—the province’s cocaine supply may have just gotten more dangerous.
Allison Tierney
8.29.17
Drugs
Drugs

Canada and the US Are Drifting Apart on the War on Drugs

The neighbouring countries’ policies on everything from opioids to cannabis are increasingly in opposition.
Allison Tierney
6.20.17
Harm Reduction
Harm Reduction

Meet the Woman Testing Your Drugs at This Summer's Festivals

Fiona Measham, boss at The Loop, is expanding the drugs testing service from two independent festivals to a load of major events around the UK.
David Hillier
5.22.17
WEED
WEED

High History: A Look Back at Canadian Weed Law

On the eve of Canada’s landmark legalization legislation, here is a short guide to how illegal it was to smoke dope for over a hundred years.
Drew Brown
4.12.17
Drugs
Drugs

The Costa Rica Model: Why Decriminalization of Drug Use Sometimes Isn’t Enough

For a country reeling from drug trade violence, decriminalizing the use of drugs has done little to help.
Allison Tierney
4.5.17