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By Nick Schifrin, Zeba Warsi
Colorado voters are deciding Tuesday whether theirs will become the second state, after Oregon, to create a legalized system for the use of psychedelic mushrooms.
By Thomas Peipert, Associated Press
Six European countries have pledged to beef up cross-border cooperation and work more closely with Latin America in the fight against organized crime.
By Aleksandar Furtula, Associated Press
An Associated Press investigation found a woman informant was allegedly raped twice during an undercover drug sting last year in which her law enforcement handlers left her unmonitored and unprotected.
By Jim Mustian, Associated Press
New CDC data released Wednesday indicates that deaths from drug overdoses in the U.S. reached a record-high last year. More than 107,000 Americans died of drug overdoses in 2021, the highest annual death toll ever recorded. Deaths from fentanyl, methamphetamine…
By Geoff Bennett, Dorothy Hastings
By Matthew Perrone, Associated Press
As strained U.S. hospitals brace for a new surge of COVID-19 cases caused by the fast-spreading omicron variant, doctors are warning of yet another challenge: the two standard drugs they’ve used to fight infections are unlikely to work against the…
Syringe exchange and harm reduction programs don’t just hand out clean needles, they can provide a safe place for drug users to find care and a path to treatment, says Jamie Favaro of Next Harm Reduction. From handing out needles…
By Associated Press
The World Health Organization said Wednesday it will soon begin testing three drugs currently used for other diseases to see if they might help patients suffering from the coronavirus.
By Andrew Selsky, Associated Press
In a first in the nation, Oregon has rejected charging drug users with criminal offenses, with voters passing a ballot measure that decriminalizes possession of heroin, methamphetamine, LSD, oxycodone and other hard drugs.
By Ashraf Khalil, Associated Press
Despite pandemic conditions that made normal signature-gathering almost impossible, activists in Washington, D.C., say they have enough signatures for a November ballot initiative that would decriminalize natural psychedelics such as certain mushrooms.
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