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July 1st, 2022

CA Safe Injection Site Bill Nears Final Passage, PA MedMJ DUI Bill Advances, More… (6/30/22)

North Carolina permanently legaizes hemp at the last minute, a Missoula, Montana, entheogen decriminalization resolution is withdrawn for lack of support, and more.Medical…

June 30th, 2022

No Drug Decriminalization Initiative in WA This Year, Colombia Truth Commission Calls for Legal, Regulated Drugs… (6/29/22)

A House committee has advanced an amendment to protect state-legal marijuana businesses, the DC city council  votes to let adults "self-certify" for a medical marijuana…

June 29th, 2022

Emergency care and hospitalizations higher among cannabis users, study finds

A new study found visits to the emergency department and hospitalizations are 22 per cent higher among individuals who use cannabis compared with those who…

June 29th, 2022

Supreme Court Rules for Crack Prisoners, CO Psychedelic Initiative Campaign Hands in Signatures, More… 6/28/22

A major Swiss bank gets convicted of cocaine money laundering, a House committee wants a GAO report on federal psilocybin policy, and more.PsychedelicsHouse…

June 28th, 2022

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of "Pill Mill" Docs, UN Human Rights Experts Call for End to Drug War, More… (6/27/22)

Drug charges account for nearly one-third of all federal criminal prosecutions, Pakistan moves toward licensing medical and industrial cannabis production, Spain moves toward medical marijuana…

June 25th, 2022

Marijuana Banking Protections Again Excluded from Spending Bill, House Approves Easing Bupe Access, More…. (6/24/22)

The Mississippi Supreme Court upholds a black man's life sentence for marijuana possession, a Senate committee clears the way for people who have used marijuana…

June 24th, 2022

Leftist Former Guerrilla and Drug War Critic Gustavo Petro Wins Colombian Presidency [FEATURE]

In an election that has overturned a decades-long status quo in Colombian politics, former leftist guerrilla and Bogota mayor Gustavo Petro won the presidency on…

June 24th, 2022

NE MedMJ Initiative Signature Deadline Looms, Swiss Ease Medical Marijuana Access, More… (6/23/22)

North Carolina House Republicans are blocking a medical marijuana bill that has already passed the Senate, opium sales continue at an Afghanistan opium market despite…

June 23rd, 2022

LA Governor Signs MedMJ Bills, KY Governor's MedMJ Committee Meets, More… (6/22/22)

The US Supreme Court declines to overturn a Minnesota ruling that employers don't have to compensate workers for medical marijuana use related to on-the-job injuries,…

June 22nd, 2022

TX GOP Opposes Marijuana Legalization, British Prescription Heroin Shortage, More… (6/21/22)

Pennsylvania takes a step toward legalizing fentanyl test strips, Thailand moves to block minors from using marijuana or hemp, and more.Marijuana PolicyTexas GOP's…

June 16th, 2022

Brazil Court Okays MedMJ Home Grows, NC MedMJ Bill Stalled, More… (6/15/22)

The North Carolina Compassionate Use Act is stuck in the House, the European Union's drug monitor reports increasing drug production on the continent, and more.[image:1…

June 15th, 2022

OR Bans Sale of Artificial Cannabinoids, NE MedMJ Initiative Wins Key Federal Court Ruling, More… (6/14/22)

Polling suggests that if a Nebraska medical marijuana can make the ballot, it can win easily; the Arkansas Supreme Court reams that state's medical marijuaan…

June 14th, 2022

Germany Takes First Steps Toward Legal Weed, Australia's NSW AG Calls for Drug Decriminalization, More… (6/13/22)

Brazil's annual march for marijuana is back, a bill legalizing medical marijuana just landed in the Ukrainian parliament, and more.InternationalAustralia's New South Wales…

June 11th, 2022

Australian Capital Territory Decriminalizes Drug Possession, Malaysia Ends Mandatory Death Penalties, More… (6/10/22)

The State Department is looking for drones to spray Colombian coca crops, Thailand begins handing out a million marijuana plants, and more.Foreign PolicyUS…

June 10th, 2022

Delaware Lawmakers Fail to Override Governor's Marijuana Legalization Veto [FEATURE]

Delaware marijuana legalization supporters suffered a bitter defeat this week. They had seen a legalization bill, House Bill 371, pass the legislature with a veto-proof…

June 10th, 2022

Chicago Expands Drug Diversion Program, Thailand Marijuana Legalization Now in Effect, More… (6/9/22)

Nominees to the US Sentencing Commission vowed to the Senate Judicary Committee that they would implement reforms in the First Step Act, Ukraine moves to…

June 9th, 2022

DE Marijuana Legalization Bill is Dead, No Mandatory School Drug Tests in Pakistan, More… (6/8/22)

The DC city council approves a bill to bar bosses from firing or not hiring workers because of a positive marijuana test, a Michigan bill…

June 8th, 2022

US Mayors Call for Pot Banking Fix, Portugal Left Bloc Calls for Marijuana Legalization, More… (6/7/22)

New York City Mayor Eric Adams is pretty chill about weed, Pennsylvania lawmakers are advancing a tax fix for state medical marijuana businesses, and more.[image:1…

June 7th, 2022

Cannabis products demonstrate short-term reduction in chronic pain, little else, review finds

Evidence behind the effectiveness of cannabis-related products to treat chronic pain is surprisingly thin, according to a new systematic evidence review. Voters in a number…

June 7th, 2022

Taliban Launch Opium Poppy Eradication Campaign, NY Safe Injection Site Bill Dies, More… (6/6/22)

Five Texas cities will vote on non-binding marijuana reform measures this fall, the New York legislative session ends without passing a safe injection site bill,…

June 4th, 2022

NC Senate Approves MedMJ Bill, LA Bill to Protect MedMJ-Using State Workers Goes to Governor, More… (6/3/22)

New York lawmakers attempt a crackdown on grey market pot shops, the governor of the US Virgin Islands wants marijuana legalized now, and more.[image:1 align:right…

June 3rd, 2022

CA Safe Injection Site Bill Advances, NC MedMJ Bill Advances, More… (6/2/22)

There will be no psychedelic legalization initiative in Michigan this year, Massachusetts agrees to pay millions to thousands of people convicted of drug offenses based…

June 2nd, 2022

MS Medical Marijuana Applications Start Today; New MO, TX Pot Polls, More… (6/1/22)

New polls in Missouri and Texas show strong support for marijuana legalization, Peru takes steps to ease patient access to medical marijuana, and more.[image:1 align:left]Marijuana…

June 1st, 2022

Canada Allows BC to Decriminalize Drug Possession, VA Lawmakers Propose Marijuana Misdemeanor, More… (5/31/22)

British Columbia will decriminalize drug possession beginning next year,  a new survey finds Americans are less concerned about drug addiction even as overdose deaths rise,…

May 28th, 2022

State Banking Regulators Call for Passage of SAFE Banking Act, Colombia Could Elect a Drug War Critic as President, More… (5/27/22)

A congressman calls on the Transportation Department to adjust its drug testing policies for truck drivers to account for broad marijuana legalization, Michigan enacts a…

May 27th, 2022

Marijuana is Now Legal in Rhode Island [FEATURE]

With Gov. Dan McKee's (D) signature Wednesday, Rhode Island became the 19th state in the US to legalize marijuana. The measure he signed into law,…

May 27th, 2022

CO Governor Signs Bill Increasing Fentanyl Penalties, SD Will Vote on Marijuana Legalization in November, More… (5/26/22)

The Louisiana House approves a bill to protect state workers who use medical marijuana, a South Dakota marijuana legalization initiative has qualified for the November…

May 26th, 2022

Biden Signs Criminal Justice Reform Executive Order, RI Legislature Approves Marijuana Legalization, More… (5/25/22)

Rhode Island is set to become the 19th legal marijuana state, West Virginia announces a big settlement with drug manufacturers over their role in the…

May 25th, 2022

DE Governor Vetoes Marijuana Legalization Bill, KS GOP Lawmakers Kill Fentanyl Test Strip Bill, More… (5/24/22)

North Carolina sees a marijuana legalization bill filed, Ohio sees a fentanyl test strip bill filed, and more.Marijuana PolicyDelaware Governor Vetoes Marijuana Legalization…

May 24th, 2022

Federal Pot Busts Continue Decade-Long Decline, VT Governor Vetoes Drug Decriminalization Bill, More… (5/23/22)

Luxembourg is on a path to be the first European Union country to legalize marijuana, Alabama Medicaid is being challenged for blocking access to Hep…

May 21st, 2022

RI Legal Pot Bill Heads for Final Votes Next Week, FL Governor Signs Fentanyl Murder Bill, More… (5/20/22)

A Delaware bill to tax and regulate marijuana comes up short but remains alive after a parliamentary manuever, Michigan uses court settlements to fund a…

May 20th, 2022

Major uptick reported in cannabis vaping for all adolescents

Cannabis vaping is increasing as the most popular method of cannabis delivery among all adolescents in the U.S., as is the frequency of cannabis vaping,…

May 19th, 2022

Four-year college students drink more, use marijuana less than community college peers, study finds

Students at four-year colleges and universities drink nearly twice as much alcohol as their peers in two-year colleges, according to a survey of college students…

May 19th, 2022

RI Marijuana Legalization Bill Heads for Floor Votes Next Week, Thailand's Million Pot Plant Giveaway, More… (5/18/22)

Delaware's anti-legalization governor makes some ambiguous comments about a legal pot bill on his desk, Ohio is set to more than double the number of…

May 18th, 2022

RI Legislators Take Up Legal Pot Bills This Week, Montreal to See Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy Clinic, More… (5/17/22)

Nebraska medical marijuana advocates and the ACLU sue over the state's initiative signature-gathering requirements, a Montreal clinic is about to become the first in Quebec…

May 17th, 2022

Drug Overdose Deaths Hit Another Record High, DE Legal Pot Bill Goes to Governor, More… (5/16/22)

Gavin Newsom attempts to lend a hand to California's embattled legal marijuana growers, Ohioans will have to wait another year to vote on marijuana legalization,…

May 10th, 2022

MO Legal Pot Initiative Hands in Double the Needed Signatures, Colombia Drug Lord Extradition Sparks Trouble, More… (5/9/22)

Austin voters say adios to no-knock warrants, Colombia's most powerful cartel gets unruly after its leader's extradition to the US, and more.Marijuana PolicyMissouri…

May 7th, 2022

DE House Passes Legal Pot Bill, US Reps Press DOJ on Civil Asset Forfeiture Abuses, More… (5/6/22)

A South Carolina medical marijuana falls to opponents' House maneuvers, Venezuela is joining the ranks of coca and cocaine producers, and more.Marijuana PolicyDelaware…

May 4th, 2022

Pell Grants for Prisoners Are Coming Back Next Year, OK Legal Pot Initiative Signature-Gathering Begins, More… (5/3/22)

Signature-gathering for a marijuana legalization inititiave is underway in Oklahoma, the courts block a San Francisco effort to enact broad bans on alleged drug dealers…

May 3rd, 2022

OK MedMJ Moratorium Bill Nears Passage, Ecuador State of Emergency Over Drug Trafficking Violence, More… (5/2/22)

The Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago is moving toward legal, regulated marijuana markets; an Oklahoma bill for an open-ended moratorium on new medical marijuana…