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This past week, I had the opportunity to have a small part of my story relating to prescription opiate addiction appear in The Globe & Mail. As usual, the opinions...
As the drug policy reform debate heats up in the country, Brazil’s Supreme Court is set to discuss decriminalizing the personal possession and use of drugs. On...
Recently, it doesn't seem that I can go more than a day or so without another "fentanyl-themed" article in the daily news/media. While on the one hand, it...
Conversations about cannabis policy are heating up. So it’s no surprise that we suddenly seem immersed in claims and counterclaims on a slew of topics related to...
“Please let the methadone through. People are dying here,” pleads Olga from Luhansk in a recent video produced by Igor Kuzmenko of the Eurasian Network...
Updates out of Uruguay suggest the long-awaited sale of recreational marijuana will now begin in 2016, a little over two years after the groundbreaking legislation was...

Obama addressing the NAACP, July 2015

President Obama is making positive strides toward reforming the US's broken criminal justice system, but when it comes to low-level drug offenses he is pushing a...
Only a couple of years ago the sight of a cannabis e-petition made everyone cringe. “Doomed to fail” was the rhetoric pushed out by even those who promoted...
It was only four days after my opiate overdose training and Naloxone/Narcan certification that I found out 'M' had died of an overdose. I didn't know her on...

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