Tag: drug policy

  • Drug Policy Reform Won the Election

    For this episode, Scott was joined by drug policy reform expert Sam Tracy to discuss the results of the 2020 elections and the various drug policy reform campaigns around the US, from psilocybin mushroom therapy, to drug decriminalization, to medical & adult use cannabis. They also speculate on what a Biden-Harris administration might mean for drug policy reform and why control of the senate may be the most important factor moving forward.

  • When Help Looks Like Harm (Reduction): From Stigma to Coercive Treatment

    Prohibited returns to the topic of harm reduction with Garrett Reuscher, a drug policy reform veteran who currently works as a substance use counselor and mental health therapist in NYC. Garrett and Scott discuss how stigma and coercive systems conspire to make substance use more dangerous than need be. Later, they lighten the mood by going over some of Garrett’s social media rants which are inspired by his anger over society’s treatment of drug users and people experiencing substance use disorder.