Featured How do we reform the police? We talked about it with Neill Franklin, a former cop PsymposiaEighty plus percent of police chiefs admit that the war on drugs has failed. More Ohio City Gov’t: We have to fine and jail overdose survivors to give them “treatment opportunities” Alexander Lekhtman April 13, 2017If someone overdoses from heroin or opiate drugs and has to be revived by paramedics or police with naloxone, they will be charged with “inducing panic.” The DEA Scheduling System is a Joke Mike Margolies February 27, 2017Reducing drug policy down to defining “good” substances and “bad” substances is missing the entire fucking point. Want to reduce drug use? Listen to women drug users Kasia Malinowska and Bethany Medley February 16, 2017The most common consequences of drug policies, whether focusing on the supply or the demand side, bring disproportionate harm to women and girls. Addicted to Weed: VolteFace Launches Black Sheep Report Rosalind Stone February 10, 2017A legal, regulated cannabis market would help prevent problematic use and give treatment options the radical revamp they need. In Sweden, Europe’s most LGBT-friendly country, admitting use of cannabis or psychedelics carries a big social stigma Fredrik Fox February 8, 2017You might imagine progressive drug laws go hand-in-hand with social democracy. It's not the case in Sweden. How do we reform the police? We talked about it with Neill Franklin, a former cop Psymposia February 6, 2017Eighty plus percent of police chiefs admit that the war on drugs has failed. Rethinking the drug war in the classroom Frances Fu January 24, 2017UC Berkeley SSDP members are organizing college classes focused on drug education. A Weekend for Women and Weed Alexander Lekhtman January 23, 2017The nation and the world were rocked this weekend by the Women’s March. The day before, cannabis activist group DCMJ distributed thousands of hand-rolled joints—for free. Adam Eidinger Calls on Cannabis Community to #SmokeSessions Alexander Lekhtman January 9, 2017Cannabis-activist group DCMJ sat in on the Jeff Sessions' confirmation hearing. A Normal Person Who Does Drugs Sometimes Lindsay Roth January 3, 2017You might think Jane sounds like an asshole, but she is really just a mouthpiece for widely tolerated values. 4 tips to talk to family about drugs over the holidays Olivia O'Connor December 23, 2016Here's some tips for having a transformative conversation over the holidays. Will drug policy reform be Trumped? We asked the reform community to chime in. Brian Normand December 19, 2016It’s hard to imagine Trump & Sessions stuffing the toothpaste back in the tube, but remember drug prohibition is a lucrative business. Union of Opposites: Trump Selects War Cabinet, Psychedelics Make Mainstream Waves Brian Normand December 6, 2016"We cannot imagine events that are connected non-causally and are capable of a non-causal explanation. But that does not mean that such events do not exist." Carl Jung An Interview with the Artist Behind the Burning Temples of Catharsis Mike Margolies November 10, 2016We talked with Michael Verdon, an artist who burns down his work. 2016 Election: A State-By-State Cannabis Recap Leland Radovanovic November 9, 2016A quick look at what happened with cannabis voting in all 9 states. Mapping Marijuana Legalization Leland Radovanovic October 27, 2016Five states have full legalization initiatives on the ballot. Four will be voting on medical cannabis. Here is a rundown of what each initiative aims to do. Marijuana regulations cause confusion for college students Erin Dunne September 30, 2016As states continue to legalize or decriminalize marijuana for both medical and recreational use, more and more students face confusing regulations. Canada Approves Legal Heroin For Severely Addicted Patients Alexander Lekhtman September 28, 2016Canada has amended its policies on heroin to allow doctors to prescribe the drug to patients suffering severe addiction. Half Baked Legalization Reflects Structural Inequalities of the System Jordan May September 22, 2016Legalization should mean everyone has the right to grow, not just some people or corporations with money looking to profit. Psychedelic Milk: Destigmatizing Marijuana & Psychedelics in Hong Kong Ed Liu September 20, 2016Through social media, student exchange, & American pop culture, perceptions of marijuana & psychedelics are slowly changing in Hong Kong. Obama Commutes Sentences for 111, Including Deadhead Serving Life for LSD Alexander Lekhtman September 1, 2016Timothy Tyler, was serving a double-life sentence without the possibility of parole for selling LSD. Getting High is a Human Right: Reflections from Uruguay After Cannabis Legalization Lindsay Roth September 1, 2016Activists have started creating new spaces for healing, acceptance, heightened consciousness, and fun—a completely legitimate reason to do anything, especially get high. Envisioning a Sensible Psychedelic Drug Policy Brett Greene August 30, 2016What if honest drug education, harm reduction, long term integration, and acknowledging risks, took the place of propaganda? J Walking along Hillary’s Campaign Trail Alexander Lekhtman August 29, 2016We would have only one chance to try to intercept her in the parking lot. Activists Bring 51-Foot Joint to Hillary Clinton Alexander Lekhtman August 19, 2016I had the very strange joy of driving a Hillary Clinton rally with a van full of cannabis activists. InJest: How About a Positive Nicotine & Alcohol Story? Mike Margolies August 17, 2016I was a couple strong beers in when I reached over for my friend’s vaporizer and took several drags. It was pretty psychedelic. Why I Opposed Half-Baked Legalization in Ohio Cassie Young August 9, 2016Legalization should mean everyone has the right to grow, not just some people or corporations with money looking to profit. Manny Pacquiao (yes the boxer) and the President of the Philippines Support Death for Drug Crimes Alexander Lekhtman July 19, 2016Pacquiao’s drive to reinstate capital punishment for drug crimes is in line with President Duterte: “If you know of any addicts, go ahead and kill them yourself, as getting their parents to do it would be too painful.” Baltimore Uprising: The Untold Story Mike Margolies June 27, 2016The evening news showed the fires on loop, but on the ground, a beautiful unity followed. The Youth Movement To End The War On Drugs Scott Cecil June 14, 2016Most of the information the “D.A.R.E. generation” was taught in school was sensationalized, exaggerated, or simply factually incorrect (typically all three). Taking Drugs Seriously: The Reagans, Socrates, & Hypocrisies Dorion Sagan March 10, 2016No offense to Nancy or the U$ government cocaine-smuggling rings that thrived under the regime of her anti-communist ideologue of a husband, but drugs are endemic to life.