What is harm reduction?
Good-bye cannabis penalties! Voters may end all punishment for possessing or growing pot in Athens, Ohio.
UPDATE: Passes overwhelmingly. (Crucial vote) Tuesday, Nov. 7. Home rule authority opens door to marijuana reform in Ohio. A marijuana ballot initiative in the city of Athens is one of the most interesting and important items that voters will decide in...
Drug Policy Challenge
Minimizing the harms of drugs and drug policies. The goal is keeping Ohioans healthy, alive and productive — whether they use legal drugs. illegal ones or none at all.
Drug policy must focus urgently on reducing opioid overdose deaths, now more than 3,000 people a year in Ohio.
Harm Reduction Approach
Drug policies based on science, compassion, health and human rights.
Pragmatic and practical strategies that meet drug users “where they’re at.” Harm reduction enables safer use — such as needle exchange — and no use. It does not condemn.
Help Save Lives
Editor, Harm Reduction Ohio
Cauchon is a journalist who created this site to report on and advocate for harm reducing drug policies in Ohio. A former national reporter at USA TODAY, Cauchon was a Knight Journalism Fellow at the University of Michigan Medical School and has won various awards. He lives in Granville, Ohio.
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