The Sad Tale of Frank Olson, the U.S. Government's Hallucinogen Fall Man
Denver residents voted to decriminalize magic mushrooms, in the process ending a 65-year smear campaign against an unwitting MKUltra study subject.
Can Democrats Decriminalize Unauthorized Immigration?
Xavier Becerra joined Julián Castro and Beto O'Rourke in calling to end criminal charges for those who enter the country illegally.
How the Fight for Sex Workers' Rights Can Put Sex Workers First
In their book, Juno Mac and Molly Smith examine sex workers' struggles in the modern world.
Three Data-Based Answers to Top Questions About Marijuana Policy
Pacific Standard dips into the archives for some hard numbers on pot.
Legalizing Pot: Will It End the Mexican Drug Cartels?
If pot were legal — not decriminalized, but legal — it likely would knock a few props from beneath rampaging Mexican drugs cartels, argues Michael Scott Moore.
Portugal Benefits by Treating Drug Abuse as Medical, Not Legal, Issue
Portugal’s example suggests that de-escalating the war on drugs might create a new sort of peace dividend.