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November 28th, 2020

NJ to End Pot Possession Prosecutions, OR County to End Drug Possession Prosecutions, More… (11/27/20)

The impact of voters' choices earlier this month is beginning to be felt, a new poll has New Yorkers ready to legalize marijuana, Vancouver's city…

November 26th, 2020

Minneapolis Makes Feeble No-Knock Warrant Reforms, CT Dems Vow Legal Marijuana Push, More… (11/25/20)

Connecticut Democrats threaten to let voters have a say on marijuana legalization, Georgia opens applications for cannabis oil producers, and more.Marijuana PolicyConnecticut Democrats…

November 26th, 2020

UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs to Take Up Cannabis Scheduling Next Week

The 53 member states of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs, the UN body charged with supervising the application of the international drug control treaties that…

November 25th, 2020

San Francisco Ponders Tobacco, Marijuana Smoking, Vaping Ban, Mexico Mass Grave Has 113 Bodies, More… (11/24/20)

Fort Worth, Texas, prosecutors will dismiss minor marijuana charges with one big caveat, Colombia's defense minister says coca eradication is on track, and more.[image:1 align:left…

November 24th, 2020

Mexico Senate Approves Marijuana Legalization, SD Sore Loser Cops Seek to Void Legal Pot Vote, More… (11/23/20)

A CDC study finds that marijuana legalization is linked to declining teen marijuana treatment rates, an EU court throws out France's ban on CBD, and…

November 21st, 2020

Book Review: How to Regulate Stimulants

How to Regulate Stimulants: A Practical Guide by Steve Rolles, Harvey Slade, and James Nicholls (2020, Transform Drug Policy Foundation, 304 pp., $20 PB)[image:1 align:left]Marijuana…

November 20th, 2020

Mexico Marijuana Legalization Bill Advances, Senate Approves Meth "Emerging Drug Threat" Bill, More… (11/19/20)

Madison WI ends penalties for pot use and possession, Vancouver, BC to take up a drug decriminalization ordinance, Mexican marijuana legalization bill heads for a…

November 19th, 2020

Fed Judge Approves Purdue Pharma OxyContin Settlement, US Drops Case Against Ex-Mexican Defense Minister, More… (11/18/20)

Mississuppi's higest court agrees to a hear a challenge to the voter-approved medical marijuana initiative,New York City public hospitals say no more drug testing pregnant…

November 18th, 2020

NJ Marijuana Decriminalization Sputters, NM Panel Recommends Patient Purchase Limit Expansion, More… (11/17/20)

The New Jersey legislature is trying to pass a marijuana decriminalization bill but isn't there yet, the New Jersey governor and legislative leaders are seeking…

November 18th, 2020

NJ Decrim Advances in Wake of Legalization Vote, NYC to Investigate Hospital Drug Test Racial Bias, More… (11/16/20)

Virginia's governor says he supports marijuana legalization, New Jersey does marijuana and mushrooms decrim in wake of initiative, the White House releases Bolivian coca production…

November 16th, 2020

Cannabis strength soars over past half century

Largest study on how cannabis has changed over time finds increased strength putting consumers at greater risk of harm.

November 14th, 2020

Poll Finds Little Support for Asset Forfeiture, Argentina Okays MedMJ Home Cultivation, More… (11/13/20)

State legal marijuana regulators form an association, a New Jersey pot decriminalization bill is amended to include magic mushrooms and wins a committee vote, and…

November 13th, 2020

Longest-Serving Pot Prisoner to Be Freed Next Month, Boston Must Pay Cops Fired Over Bad Drug Tests, More… (11/12/20)

New Jersey politicians are squabbling–again–over how to tax legal marijuana, Tucson joins Phoenix in walking away from marijuana prosecutions, the Mexican Senate moves toward a…

November 12th, 2020

CA Psychedelic Decriminalization Bill Coming, British Pilot Heroin-Assisted Treatment Program Gets Results, More… (11/11/20)

The odor of pot will no longer be the sole grounds for police searches in Virginia after March 1, a bid to legalize marijuana in…

November 11th, 2020

House Will Vote on Federal Marijuana Legalization Bill Next Month, San Francisco Psychedelic Reform Push, More… (11/20/20)

No more pot prosecutions in Phoenix, a new marijuana legalization bill in Texas, a push for psychedelic reform in San Francisco, and more.Marijuana…

November 10th, 2020

Gallup Poll Has Support for Marijuana Legalization at All-Time High of 68%, More… (11/9/20)

Support for marijuana legalization hits an all-time high in the latest Gallup poll, New Jersey lawmakers take up an interim marijuana decriminalization bill, and more.[image:1…

November 7th, 2020

Settlement Over Prescription Opioid Lawsuits Looms, NJ Moves to Enact Voters' Will on Legal Marijuana, More… (11/6/20)

State elected officials react in different ways to marijuana legalization votes, a major settlement looms over prescription opioids, and more.Marijuana PolicyNew Jersey Governor…

November 6th, 2020

PA Bill Lets Employers Avoid Workers' Comp for MedMJ, NY Governor Says "Time is Ripe" for Legal Pot, More… (11/5/20)

New Jersey's vote to legalize marijuana is turning up the heat on nearby governors, Pennsylvania GOP lawmakers move to let employers and insurers off the…

November 6th, 2020

A Clean Sweep for Drug Reform Initiatives [FEATURE]

The day after Election Day, national election results remained muddy, but one thing was crystal clear: the American public is ready for drug reform. Drug…

November 5th, 2020

Mississippi, South Dakota Approve Medical Marijuana

Voters in two red states, Mississippi and South Dakota, have approved initiatives allowing for medical marijuana. In Mississippi, Initiative 65 won an easy electoral two-step, with 68%…

November 5th, 2020

Oregon Becomes First State to Decriminalize All Drugs, Allow for Psilocybin Therapy

According to the Oregon secretary of state's office, as of 9 PM Pacific Time, both of the state's pionerring drug reform initiatives are cruising to…

November 5th, 2020

New Jersey Legalizes Marijuana

New Jersey voters have approved marijuana legalization. Although only 35% of the vote was in as of 10 PM Eastern time, the marijuana legalization initiative…

November 5th, 2020

Arizona Legalizes Marijuana

The state's marijuana legalization initiative, Proposition 207: The Smart & Safe Arizona Act, is crusing to victory Tuesday night. With nearly 73% of the vote counted…

November 3rd, 2020

Biden Says Tough Drug Policies Were "A Mistake," German Parliament Rejects Marijuana Legalization, More… (11/2/20)

A New Jersey bill to ensure workers' compensation covers medical marijuana advances, a Caribbean island nation embraces psychedelic therapies and wellness, and more.Medical…

November 3rd, 2020

Drug Reform Measures on Tuesday's Ballot [FEATURE]

Although the questions of whether Donald Trump is driven out of office and whether the Democrats sweep to control of the Senate are dominating the…

October 31st, 2020

MT Poll Has Rising Majority Support for Marijuana Initiative, New Zealand Marijuana Legalization Falters, More… (10/30/20)

Santa Fe joins a growing list of cities and states that have banned no-knock raids, the Montana marijuana legalization initiatives look like they're heading for…

October 30th, 2020

VA Governor Signs "Breonna's Law," Oglala Nation Legalizes Marijuana, Hemp, More… (20/29/20)

Two Native American nations take different paths on marijuana and hemp, Virginia's governor signs Breonna's Law into effect, and more.Navajo Nation Sues Farmers…

October 29th, 2020

KS Pot Poll Shocker, WY Company Sues DEA, CA Cops Over Destroyed Hemp Field, More… (10/28/20)

Massachusetts' highest court rules worker's compensation doesn't cover medical marijuana costs, a Mississippi mayor has issued a last-minute legal challenge to the state's medical marijuana…

October 28th, 2020

NY Poll Has Strong Majority for Marijuana Legalization, Bolivia's New President Will Industrialize Coca, More… (10/27/20)

Both New Yorkers and Czechs are ready to legalize marijuana, Bolivia's new president wants you to use coca toothpaste, and more.Marijuana PolicyPoll Finds…

October 27th, 2020

SD Poll Has Both Legal Pot, MedMJ Initiatives Winning; Canada Sees First Legal Magic Mushroom Harvest, More… (10/26/20)

A new poll has both of South Dakota's marijuana initiatives winning, a Glasgow activist who runs an unauthorized mobile safe inject site has been arrested…

October 24th, 2020

State, Local Regulators Call on Congress to Move on MORE Act, Rwanda to Allow MedMJ Exports, More… (10/23/20)

Rwanda okays medical marijuana exports, state and local marijuana regulators want Congress to move on marijuana legalization, and more.Marijuana PolicyState and Municipal Cannabis…

October 23rd, 2020

MT Supreme Court Throws Out Lawsuit Against Pot Initiatives, US Imprisonment Rate at 25-Year Low, More… (10/22/20)

The Montana marijuana legalization initiatives have survived a last-minute legal challenge, the ACLU and DPA challenge the murder conviction of a meth-using California woman whose…

October 22nd, 2020

Purdue Pharma Pleads Guilty to Criminal Charges Over Oxycontin, Another NJ Pot Poll Looking Good, More… (10/21/20)

The Trump campaign demands a Mississippi medical marijuana initiative campaign cease and desist from saying he supports it, the Transform Drug Policy Foundation releases a…

October 21st, 2020

Filipino President Says Hold Him Responsible for Drug War Killings; NM Pot, Decriminalization Poll, More… (10/20/20)

New York should be advancing marijuana legalization early next year, Mexico's Senate should be voting on marijuana legalization by month's end, and more.Marijuana…

October 20th, 2020

Cannabis reduces OCD symptoms by half in the short-term

People with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) report that the severity of symptoms was reduced by about half within four hours of smoking cannabis. After smoking cannabis,…

October 20th, 2020

Former Mexican Defense Minister Busted at LAX, MT Legal Pot Initiative Faces Late Legal Challenge, More… (10/19/20)

Missouri and Virginia both saw their first legal medical marijuana sales this past weekend, the US Sentencing Commission reports more than 3,000 federal prisoners have…

October 17th, 2020

NE MedMJ Activists Take Aim at 2022, Study Finds Heroin, Fentanyl Use Up During Pandemic, More… (10/16/20)

Virginia's governor signs a minor marijuana reform bill into, the Mexican government has captured a major cartel leader, heroin and fentanyl use is up during…

October 16th, 2020

AZ, MT Marijuana Legalization Polls, NM MedMJ Reciprocity Expansion, British Drug Deaths Up, More… (10/15/20)

The Drug Policy Alliance is in a new push to move the MORE Act, there are new polls on the Arizona and Montana marijuana legalization…

October 15th, 2020

Supreme Court Won't Hear Marijuana Rescheduling Case, New Zealand Marijuana Vote Saturday, More… (10/14/20)

The Supreme Court slaps down the latest effort to reschedule marijuana, Pennsylvania's governor is again calling on the legislature to legalize marijuana, New Zealand votes…

October 14th, 2020

Prenatal cannabis exposure linked to cognitive deficits, altered behavior

Regular cannabis exposure in rats during pregnancy may cause their offspring to have long-term cognitive deficiencies, asocial behavior, and anxiety later in adulthood.