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Weed Is Basically Legal in New York City Now, but Only If You’re White Theodore Hamm & Alex Vitale | October 23, 2015 Each passing week sees a new front open up in the battle to stop arresting people for weed. On Wednesday, insurgent Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders expressed support for legalization, a position […]

DNAinfo: De Blasio Signs Legislation To Toughen Laws Against ‘Scourge’ of K2

De Blasio Signs Legislation To Toughen Laws Against ‘Scourge’ of K2 Jeff Mays | October 21, 2015 HARLEM — Calling synthetic marijuana a “scourge” and “poison” that should be eradicated, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed three bills into law Tuesday that ban the sale of the product and give the city more power to shut […]

Gay City News: Corey Johnson Welcomes Safe Injection Facilities in NYC

Corey Johnson Welcomes Safe Injection Facilities in NYC Nathan Riley | October 16, 2015 A campaign to introduce safe injection facilities in New York City has a warm welcome from Corey Johnson, chair of the City Council Health Committee. While not well known in the United States, safe injection centers for injecting drug users are […]

Daily News: As number of OD deaths goes up, so does the cost of the life-saving antidote

As number of OD deaths goes up, so does the cost of the life-saving antidote Keri Blakinger | October 15, 2015 Even as the death toll increases during a recent heroin epidemic, manufacturers are raising the price of naloxone, a drug that can reverse overdoses. In one formulation, the cost of the drug has increased […]

TheBody: HIV Activists Storm Turning Pharmaceuticals Lobby and Demand Fair Pricing

HIV Activists Storm Turning Pharmaceuticals Lobby and Demand Fair Pricing Lucile Scott | October 9, 2015 On October 1, several dozen public health and economic justice activists stormed the lobby of Turing Pharmaceuticals to demand one thing: The end to the practice of hedge funds exponentially increasing the price of previously affordable medications for no […]

Huffington Post: New York Law Blocks Judges From Practicing Medicine From The Bench

New York Law Blocks Judges From Practicing Medicine From The Bench Ryan Grim & Jason Cherkis | September 30, 2015 WASHINGTON — Drug court judges in New York will no longer be allowed to order defendants in recovery to stop taking doctor-prescribed medications as part of their treatment, as the result of a new law signed by […]

Metro New York: Bratton says no more concessions on NYPD’s marijuana policy

Bratton says no more concessions on NYPD’s marijuana policy The NYPD commissioner told Metro the legalization of pot won’t improve city’s K2 crisis. September 24, 2015 NYPD’s top cop told Metro “under no circumstances” will the department make any further reforms on how it deals with marijuana arrests. “We’ve made all the concessions we’re making […]

Gothamist: Where Can You Safely Shoot Up In NYC?

Where Can You Safely Shoot Up In NYC? Kristen Gwynne | September 24, 2015 On a Tuesday afternoon in Washington Heights’ Highbridge Park, two men and one woman smoking crack-cocaine greeted a couple leaving the park with a handful of syringes. Down a short trail nearby was “The Rock,” where, as its name implies, a […]