German Lopez

senior correspondent for Vox focused on criminal justice, guns and drugs

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German Lopez is a senior reporter at VOX. He covers race, crime, guns, drugs, and LGBTQ issues.

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On Tuesday, voters in four states legalized recreational marijuana. They legalized medical marijuana in two others.

Oregon approves some of the biggest drug policy rollbacks in the nation

On Tuesday, voters in four states legalized recreational marijuana. They legalized medical marijuana in two others.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Federal agents raided four addiction treatment centers in Southern California this week: three in LA and one in Orange County.

Drug addiction treatment in the US: unregulated, expensive, no guarantees

Federal agents raided four addiction treatment centers in Southern California this week: three in LA and one in Orange County.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

More than 70,000 people died in the U.S. from drug overdoses in 2017. More than two-thirds of them involved opioids. The numbers from 2018 appear to be just as bad.

Some California ERs treat drug addiction like any other disease

More than 70,000 people died in the U.S. from drug overdoses in 2017. More than two-thirds of them involved opioids. The numbers from 2018 appear to be just as bad.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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