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.
Violent Crime in Baltimore Plunges After City Ditches Prosecution of Prostitution, Drug Possession, Other Minor Offenses
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A compromise is now circulating that would establish a market but also allow growing at home.
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Legalizing interstate sales and allowing outdoor growing would reduce the cannabis industry's energy consumption.
The Washington Supreme Court Just Decriminalized Simple Drug Possession. Legislators Shouldn't 'Fix' the Overturned Law.
The court said criminalizing unknowing possession violates the right to due process.
Two studies published in November found that legalization has not been associated with increases in adolescent marijuana use or addiction.
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Half a century ago, Congress declared that there is no legitimate use for psilocybin. State and local governments are finally challenging that judgment.
His new book, Drug Use for Grown-Ups: Chasing Liberty in the Land of Fear, is a provocative manifesto for legalizing all drugs.
We can’t eliminate the virus, but we can reduce its harm to our lives and livelihoods.
The new administration nixes a change that would have allowed more physicians to prescribe buprenorphine.
No home cultivation? Increased criminal penalties? This is not the way to end a drug war.
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