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Harm reduction policy can save lives. But government overreach is getting in the way.
Ann Phelan

WASHINGTON (July 18, 2022) –– In a new paper, R Street Institute Resident Senior Fellow for Integrated Harm Reduction, Stacey McKenna, examines the way current public policy may create barriers…

“Legalize it”: It’s time to legalize and properly regulate cannabis
William Gray

WASHINGTON (July 13, 2022) –– In a new paper, R Street Institute Senior Fellow Christi Smith and Policy Director Jillian Snider review the potential benefits of marijuana legalization for law…

R Street responds to RSC’s “Blueprint to Save America” FY23 budget
William Gray

WASHINGTON (June 9, 2022)—Today, the Republican Study Committee (RSC), released their “Blueprint to Save America,” a legislative framework aimed at reducing the burden of government on…

A Long, Strange Trip: Psychedelic Use in the Treatment of Mental Health Disorders
Alexandra McCandless

In a new paper, R Street Institute fellow Chelsea Boyd explores current evidence around using psychedelics to potentially treat mental health disorders, examines existing policies that govern their…

Pathways to Primary Election Reform
Alexandra McCandless

WASHINGTON (June 1, 2022)—A new study by R Street Institute resident fellow Matt Germer examines the current state of primary elections, discusses how their purpose and form has changed over time…

Going Up in Smoke: The Unintended Consequences of E-Cigarette Restrictions
Alexandra McCandless

WASHINGTON (May 23, 2022) – A new study by R Street Institute Government Affairs Manager Sarah Wall and Harm Reduction Policy Director Mazen Saleh examines the unintended negative consequences of…

Craig Newmark Philanthropies continues support of R Street’s cybersecurity initiative: the #MakingSpace CyberBase
Ayan Islam

WASHINGTON (May 17, 2022) – Craig Newmark Philanthropies (CNP) recently announced new funding to continue support of the R Street Institute’s #MakingSpace initiative and the CyberBase. Both…

A new agenda for FERC: outlining priorities for electric transmission reform
Alexandra McCandless

WASHINGTON (May 11, 2022)—In groundbreaking new research, R Street Institute’s Jennifer Chen and Devin Hartman develop electric transmission reform priorities that would provide over a hundred…

New Study Highlights How Child Tax Credit Leaves Poor Mothers Behind
Corie Whalen

WASHINGTON (May 4, 2022) – A study released today led by Ashley Nunes, the R Street Institute’s director of competition policy, analyzes the history of the Child Tax Credit (CTC), provides…

R Street Institute Welcomes Ayan Islam as Associate Policy Director of Cybersecurity and Emerging Threats
Corie Whalen

WASHINGTON (April 27, 2021)—The R Street Institute is pleased to announce the hire of Ayan Islam as the associate policy director of Cybersecurity and Emerging Threats.
Islam was most recently a…

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