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"Opinion: The War on Drugs Got It Wrong," by David Johnson, The Austin Chronicle, February 14, 2020
"L.A. County Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey announces dismissal of 66,000 marijuana convictions," by Alene Tchekmedyian and Leila Miller, Los Angeles Times, February 13, 2020
"Editorial: Missouri will probably legalize pot sooner or later. Why not make it sooner?," by The Editorial Board, St. Louis Post Dispatch, February 09, 2020
"New data on D.C.’s opioid deaths is disheartening," by Editorial Board, Washington Post, February 09, 2020
"The Health 202: Patients overdosed on opioids in a clinical trial. Now Virginia is suing.," by Meryl Kornfield, Washington Post, February 10, 2020
"‘Get Well or Die’: A State Senator Reveals His Addiction Battle," by Luis Ferré-Sadurní, New York Times, February 10, 2020
"Study: Methadone and Buprenorphine Aren’t Used Enough in Opioid Recovery," by Gaby Galvin, U.S. News & World Report, February 05, 2020
"Virginia can take a step toward racial justice with marijuana reform," by Brad Haywood and Sean Perryman, Washington Post, February 05, 2020
"Vote to decriminalize ‘magic mushrooms,’ other psychedelics may reach D.C. ballot in November," by Justin Wm. Moyer, Washington Post, February 05, 2020
"Rocks and Riches: How Crack Cocaine Affected America," by Isidoro Rodriguez, The Crime Report, February 04, 2020
"The Wrong Way to Fight the Opioid Crisis," by Paige Williams, The New Yorker, February 03, 2020
"Madison Lawmaker Says It's 'When Not If' Regarding Marijuana Legalization," by Corrinne Hess, NPR, February 03, 2020
"How America’s prisons and jails perpetuate the opioid epidemic," by German Lopez, Vox, January 30, 2020
"Krasner to stop charging for possession of opioid treatment drug popular on the street," by Nina Feldman, WHYY, January 29, 2020
"The war on drugs has failed Detroit
," by Larry Gabriel, Detroit Metro Times, January 27, 2020