Xiulu Ruan, a pain specialist, was sentenced to 21 years in federal prison for prescribing opioid analgesics "outside the usual course of professional medical practice."
Samuel Alito Thinks It's Obviously Absurd To Suggest That Drug Prohibition Violates the Constitution
The justice overlooks the long American tradition of pharmacological freedom and the dubious constitutional basis for federal bans.
The proposed rule, which targets the cigarettes that black smokers overwhelmingly prefer, will harm the community it is supposed to help.
Congress Won't Legalize Pot Anytime Soon, but It Could Protect Marijuana Businesses by Passing Banking Reform
Chuck Schumer seems less interested in achieving cannabis reform than in making political hay from his inevitable failure.
Congress Should Not Legalize Marijuana, Marco Rubio Says, Because Black-Market Weed Is 'Laced With Fentanyl'
The Florida senator has a long history of defending prohibition, but it has not improved his arguments.
Instead of building on Republican support for federalism, they seem determined to alienate potential allies.
The state's regulators plan to start accepting applications from manufacturers and "service centers" on January 2.
Majority Leader Chuck Schumer worries that approving the SAFE Banking Act would make broader changes less likely.
The federal mandatory minimum didn't leave many options.
Previous efforts languished in committees.
Child care workers benefit from state subsidies. They’re fighting against possible cuts by encouraging regressive taxes that fuel a new drug war.
A proposed commercial by dispensary-locator company Weedmaps was sacked by NFL and NBC suits.
A medical myth that responders can overdose by touching or inhaling synthetic opioids may lead to harsher jail sentences.
The San Fransicko author on fighting homelessness and mental illnesses without shredding civil liberties.
If Chuck Schumer Supports Marijuana Legalization, Why Did He Nix a Bill That Would Have Helped Pot Businesses Use Banks?
Stranger still, the leading drug policy reform organization supported Schumer's obstruction.
If only they would apply that lesson to other goods and services.
Mail-Order Abortion Pills, Now Officially Authorized by the FDA, Pose an Insoluble Problem for Legislators Who Want To Ban the Procedure
Federal regulators have permanently lifted a requirement that mifepristone be dispensed in person.
Less punitive responses to drug addiction are good, but what about people still stuck in federal prison?
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As the U.S. reaches new terrible milestones in overdose deaths, a harm reduction system that has proven itself elsewhere finally launches where it’s needed most.
Restrictions on pain medication have undermined patient care while making drug use more lethal.
The meager evidence cited by Connecticut officials makes their warnings seem overwrought.
The Hulu miniseries portrays opioid pain medication as unacceptably dangerous in nearly every context.
Oklahoma Supreme Court Overturns a Landmark Decision Blaming Johnson & Johnson for the State's Opioid Problems
The justices rejected a broad definition of "public nuisance" that would cover the manufacture of pain medication.
A drug that treats opioid addiction may also be abused. That’s not a good reason to restrict access.
Voters overwhelmingly approved a ballot initiative that makes "entheogenic plant" possession the city's "lowest law-enforcement priority."
A Scathing Rejection of the Case Against Four Drug Companies Highlights Misconceptions About the 'Opioid Crisis'
A California judge said the four jurisdictions that filed the lawsuit failed to prove a "public nuisance" or "false advertising."
The Drug Policy Alliance founder and Psychoactive podcast host on how to build a post-prohibitionist America.
Seattle Just Became the Largest U.S. City To Approve Quasi-Decriminalization of Natural Psychedelics
The resolution urges police to refrain from arresting people for noncommercial production and distribution as well as possession.
The basics of supply and demand still applied.
Restricting access to pain medication drove nonmedical users toward black-market substitutes.
The war on drugs is not just ineffective; it exacerbates the problems it is supposed to alleviate.
The Senate majority leader's racial rhetoric and overly prescriptive approach make an already iffy effort even more quixotic.
The evolution of Pollan's thinking reflects the confusion caused by arbitrary pharmacological distinctions.
Sixteen years after Gonzales v. Raich, Thomas is back with another opinion criticizing the federal government’s marijuana ban.
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The crackdown on pain medication made drug use more dangerous and did nothing to address the factors driving "deaths of despair."
The best available evidence suggests fears about fetal risk, while not totally unwarranted, are often overblown.
An appeals court panel rules the Controlled Substance Act's "crackhouse" provision forbids Safehouse from creating the facility.