Nonmedical use of prescription analgesics did not become more common, but it did become more dangerous.
Americans Spend Nearly As Much on Illegal Drugs As They Do on Booze, Which Shows What a Ripoff Prohibition Is
A new RAND report puts spending on marijuana, heroin, methamphetamine, and cocaine at $146 billion in 2016.
A drug bust gone wrong in a Pittsburgh suburb leaves the suspect dead, an agent injured, and kids and shoppers terrified.
It would allow adults, age 21 and older, to visit official service centers on the recommendation of a medical professional
The bipartisan bill says "using drugs or illegal substances to cause a person to engage in a commercial sex act" or in any kind of labor counts as human trafficking.
As Opioid Prescriptions Surged in Germany, Opioid Addiction Held Steady, While Opioid-Related Deaths Fell
The data reinforce the point that there is no straightforward relationship between pain pill consumption and overdoses.
Want to join the robotics team? You'll need to pass a drug test first.
RIP Mark Kleiman, Who Brought Rigor, Dispassion, and Candor to a Frequently Overheated Drug Policy Debate
The widely quoted and consulted academic died yesterday at the age of 68.
It's an unconventional approach befitting of an unconventional presidential candidate.
Lawmakers struggle to pass a bill protecting operators from arrest and prosecution.
Seventeen tons of coke is nothing to sneeze at, but the dangers of the drug were wildly overhyped by law enforcement.
It's not illegal for inmates to have marijuana, but it's still a felony if they try to smoke it.
"After all our service members have sacrificed, how can we penalize them for working in their state's legal economy?"
Clearing the way for additional research into those drugs will help craft public policy regarding their use, and could open the door to additional medical uses.
Thomas J. Franzen is going to prison for ordering too much medicine.
The Fight Conservatives Are Having Over Theocracy and Classical Liberalism Obscures How Beaten Their Movement Is
The postwar era has been an endless series of rebukes to social conservatives—and a win for libertarians.
You can’t overdose on fentanyl simply by touching it.
Giving consumers more accurate dosing for vaped THC is a huge market opportuntiy, but it has important public policy implications too.
Decriminalize Denver campaign director Kevin Matthews speaks about his winning strategy and the new frontier of drug policy.
Anti-prohibitionists are now trying to help those still impacted by old drug convictions.
The host of Hamilton's Pharmacopeia is already exploring what a post-prohibition world is going to look like.
The host of Hamilton's Pharmacopeia is exploring what a post-prohibition world will look like.
A new frontier in rolling back drug prohibition
It's fair to take the cops' account with a grain of salt.
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A policy alert from the USCIS agency clarifies that smoking weed, even in states that've legalized it, can still be grounds for denying citizenship applications.
Erik Altieri of NORML sees a bright future for American pot.
Sarah Rose Siskind's monthly show Drug Test is creating a world of educated psychonauts one trip at a time.
As 4/20 approaches, we share tips for dealing with a bad high (and avoiding one).
What a difference a few decades make when it comes to letting the states decide marijuana's status.
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Nearly two decades of data from Canada show that such facilities reduce overdose deaths.
The black market is how you get things done when government gets in the way.
But Justice Department officials want to stop them.
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And no, teens aren't popping random pills at "Skittles parties" either.
Democrats approached the issue carefully in 2016. Now six presidential candidates are all-in for complete reform.
Overall, CPAC attendees seem enthusiastic about criminal justice reform.
Gov. Cuomo throws his support behind a ban on home cultivation, possibly on behalf of already entrenched pot groups.
Pop-up art exhibition in New York focuses attention on the need for criminal justice reform.