drug policy

High Wire

These Drug Users Don't Want Their Dealer Prosecuted if They OD

"I love my friends and I love the people I hang out with and I don't want anybody going to jail because of my behaviour."
Maia Szalavitz
8.20.18
medical cannabis

The Story of Two Epileptic Sisters, One Who Can Get Medical Cannabis, the Other Who Can't

We spoke to the makers of a new documentary, 'Separating the Strains', which tells the story of US-based Chelsea Leyland and UK-based Tamsin.
Mattha Busby
7.25.18
Drugs

The US Government Knew the War on Drugs Was Doomed from the Start

A 1967 Commission on Law Enforcement report on drugs was way ahead of its time.
Zachary Siegel
6.4.18
Cannabis

I Tested the Weed You Can 'Buy Legally' in the UK

Over 200 companies sell cannabis they claim is legal throughout Europe, so I ordered a bag.
Ali Cedar
4.5.18
Drugs

Revealed: Cocaine Hospitalisations Are Up 90 Percent in the UK

A Freedom of Information request also showed that incidents where cocaine is mentioned have more than doubled over the past four years.
Mark Wilding
3.19.18
Drugs

How Fentanyl Took Hold of Britain's Drug Users

The super-strength opiate is already killing Brits, but could we ever find ourselves in a similar situation to the USA, where 20,000 people overdosed on fentanyl in one year?
James Nolan
3.12.18
crime

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

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

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

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

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

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