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This Week in Drugs is a podcast on all things drugs: policy, science, news, history, & more. Hosted by Sam Tracy & Rachelle Yeung, featuring many guest experts

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This Week in Drugs is a podcast on all things drugs: policy, science, news, history, & more. Hosted by Sam Tracy & Rachelle Yeung, featuring many guest experts

    News: Law Enforcement & the War on Drugs [#144]

    News: Law Enforcement & the War on Drugs [#144]

    Sarah and Rachelle discuss the failures of punitive drug policies. They discuss Maryland’s efforts to reduce drug trafficking, who should be held responsible when someone overdoses while incarcerated, and why compassion makes a difference. Big changes in Arizona and Florida are also on the agenda, but the highlight this week is a story about nuclear […]

    • 31 min
    News: Supervised Injection Comes to NYC [#143]

    News: Supervised Injection Comes to NYC [#143]

    Sarah and Rachelle take on the week’s biggest drug stories, including overdose prevention centers in New York City, amnesty for marijuana convictions in Canada, and more. News Updates: Liberal MP hints criminal records for marijuana possession will be cleared Delays In Issuing Licenses For New Methadone Clinics Hurting Rural Communities Miami Cops Broke Law by […]

    • 25 min
    News: Harm Reduction in Vermont [#142]

    News: Harm Reduction in Vermont [#142]

    Sarah and Rachelle talk about harm reduction measures in Vermont, the latest developments in Rodrigo Duterte’s drug war, and exciting research about ketamine and depression. News Updates: Vermont Lawmakers Vote to Make Opioid Treatment Widely Available in Prison Roque to do ‘legal audit’ of PNP files on drug killings Health Department Program Gives Fentanyl Testing […]

    • 28 min
    News: Let’s Talk About Drug Testing [#141]

    News: Let’s Talk About Drug Testing [#141]

    Rachelle and Sarah talk about drug testing of all kinds: for food stamps, for biohacking, and for middle and high school students. They also cover drug-induced homicide laws in Maryland, ayahuasca in Montreal, and much more. News Updates: Maryland court deals blow to homicide charges in overdoses Drug-Induced Homicide Resource from the Drug Policy Alliance […]

    • 30 min
    News: Opioids, Kratom, and Harm Reduction [#140]

    News: Opioids, Kratom, and Harm Reduction [#140]

    Rachelle and Sarah talk about harm reduction in the US, what it means to take a public health approach to drug policy, and how we navigate the world of drug use and consent. News Updates: Surgeon General Urges Americans to Carry Drug That Stops Opioid Overdoses Kaleo expanding access in U.S. to drug to reverse […]

    • 30 min
    News: Rachelle’s Back! [#139]

    News: Rachelle’s Back! [#139]

    For Sarah and Rachelle’s first news episode together, they discuss benzodiazepines in the US, pill testing in Australia, and what exactly the DEA wants to do to your cell phone. News Updates: The Mystery of the Terrifying Xanax Resurgence in America Daily cannabis use could delay at-risk youth from moving to higher risk drug use: […]

    • 30 min

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