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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
1.22.18
mexico
mexico

Could Legal Weed in California Help End Mexico's Drug War?

One expert estimated the Mexican drug trade could lose up to two-thirds of its market in the US now that pot is an over-the-counter drug in the Golden State.
Ollin Velasco
1.10.18
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
1.5.18
Drugs
Drugs

The Pop-Up Museum Exhibit at the Front Line of the War on Drugs

We spoke to the executive producer 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
High Wire
High Wire

This Fentanyl Test Could Save Lives if America Would Just Embrace It

It's International Overdose Awareness Day, which means it's time to talk about how we usually get drug policy wrong—and why harm reduction is the answer.
Maia Szalavitz
8.31.17
Harm Reduction
Harm Reduction

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

Fiona Measham, boss at the Loop, is expanding the drug-testing service from two independent festivals to a load of major events around the UK.
David Hillier
5.22.17
High Wire
High Wire

Why Every Generation Freaks Out About a New Drug

The cycle of outrage Americans have over whatever drug is fashionable hasn't gotten us any closer to figuring out why people abuse narcotics.
Maia Szalavitz
2.13.17
Drugs
Drugs

The Story of Mephedrone, the Party Drug That Boomed and Went Bust

In 2010, it was the UK's fourth favorite substance; nowadays, it's used almost exclusively on the chemsex scene.
JS Rafaeli
1.17.17
News
News

Some Police in the UK Have Stopped Arresting Drug Users

For several months, police units in the UK have been operating "diversion" schemes which have resulted in scores of drug users avoiding court, jail, and a criminal record.
Max Daly
10.19.16
High Wire
High Wire

Reducing the Painkiller Supply Could Make America's Opioid Problem Even Deadlier

We know from a century of prohibition that cutting down the supply of a desired drug tends to encourage stronger, shadier alternatives.
Maia Szalavitz
9.13.16