Harm, Healing and Hope

August 2, 2021
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Ann first met Logan Kinamore in 2014, when she was a young journalist covering her first story about drug policy. Kinamore is a harm reduction activist based in Louisiana, who has his own history of substance abuse. That's actually how he learned about the harm reduction movement -- which advocates for more compassion and less criminalization of drug users. Now, that movement has taken hold in Oregon, where voters considered a landmark harm reduction policy in the 2020 election. c and what the Oregon measure could mean for the future.

This story is Part 7 of 8 in a series called Fair Shake, about what drug laws and the cannabis business can teach us about social equity in the U.S.

Part 1: A Laboratory for Fairness

Part 2: Black-owned

Part 3: Funny Business, Shenanigans and Chicanery

Part 4: Not Quite Legal

Part 5: Left Behind

Part 6: Psychedelics & Safe Spaces

Written and reported by Ann Marie Awad
Lead producer: Luis Antonio Perez
Editors: Dennis Funk, Jo Erickson
Music: Daniel Mescher, Brad Turner
Executive producers: Brad Turner, Kevin Dale
Additional production: Rebekah Romberg
Illustrator: Jonell Joshua

Thanks also to Kim Nguyen, Jodi Gersh, Clara Shelton, Matt Herz, Martin Skavish, Rachel Estabrook, Francie Swidler.

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