Raishad Hardnett

The Prisoners Left Behind

How Barack Obama’s clemency operation failed thousands of drug offenders, some serving long sentences for cannabis crimes, and left them at the mercy of Donald Trump’s whims.

Longread
Caribbean

Saint Lucia Considers the Economics of Cannabis Reform

An analysis presents a case for adult-use, among other reforms, as the country’s leaders consider how to shape legislation.

Research

Q&A: Cannabis, Public Health, and the Role of Harm Reduction

A survey of Hash Bash attendees demonstrates that even enthusiasts have a lot of misconceptions about cannabis and health.

Caribbean

The British Virgin Islands: Yes to Medical Cannabis but No to Adult Use

With an eye toward exports, the BVI government aims to create a $30 million industry for domestically cultivated cannabis. But high fines and long sentences stay in place.