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September 24th, 2022

Arkansas Pot Initiative Cleared for November, CO Psilocybin Initiative Trailing, More… (9/23/22)

Republicans seek political advantage by calling Mexican cartels "terrorist organizations," the FDA eases rules for groups distributing the opioid overdose reversal drug nalxone, and more.[image:1…

September 23rd, 2022

The Public Stands Behind Oregon's Drug Decriminalization andAddiction Funding Initiative [FEATURE]

It has been nearly two years since Oregon voters approved Measure 110, a sweeping drug decriminalization and public health services funding initiative, and it still…

September 23rd, 2022

OK Legal Pot Initiative Won't Be on November Ballot, House Committee Advances Marijuana Bills, More… (9/22/22)

Jockeying over marijuana reform legislation in Congress continues, the Oklahoma Supreme Court says a marijuana legalization initiative won't be on the November ballot but can…

September 22nd, 2022

State Treasurers Group Renews Call for Marijuana Banking Reform, NY MedMJ Home Grow Regs Adopted, More… (9/21/22)

Indiana lawmakers will meet next week to hear a report on marijuana policy, Louisiana lawmakers have created a task force to look at employment protections…

September 21st, 2022

Colombia President Tells UN Drug War Must End; Good MA, MO Pot Polls, More… (9/20/22)

The Missouri Democratic Party can't bring itself to endorse the marijuana legalization initiative, clashes between coca grower union factions in Bolivia continued for another week,…

September 20th, 2022

Trump Again Calls for Death Penalty for Drug Dealers, Peru Coca Crop Up, More… (9/19/22)

California's governor signs another batch of marijuana bills, a Pennsylvania doctor and medical marijuana patient sues over the ban on medical marijuana patients buying handguns,…

September 17th, 2022

White House Issues Annual Drug Countries List, CA Governor Signs Forced Treatment Bill, More… (9/16/22)

A federal appeals court shoots down yet another effort to move marijuana off Schedule I, new research finds prentant Black women are more likely to…

September 16th, 2022

A Federal Bill to Help Small Pot Growers Survive Is Filed [FEATURE]

It is tough times for the West Coast's small-time legal marijuana growers. In California, they are being battered by low prices, a tax and regulatory…

September 16th, 2022

OK Arrests Pregnant Women for Medical Marijuana, Bolivia Coca Leader Arrested, More… (9/15/22)

North Dakota activists cry foul over a financial summary of their legal pot initiative, the South Caroline Supreme ourt upholds civil asset forfeiture, and more. [image:1…

September 15th, 2022

Federal Bill to Help Small Pot Growers, UN Report on Philippines, More… (9/14/22)

Bolivia coca conflict continues, the back and forth over the Arkansas marijuaan legalization also continues, and more.Marijuana PolicyArkansas Secretary of State Declares Marijuana…

September 14th, 2022

Scary MO Pot Legalization Poll, NJ Judge Throws Out 2,000 Drug Cases, More… (9/13/22)

Germany moves to ban an LSD derivative, a new pol lhas the Missouri marijuana legalization initiative trailing, and more. Marijuana PolicyMissouri Poll Has Legalization…

September 13th, 2022

MO Judge Okays Legal Pot Initiative, Taliban War on Opium a Dud So Far, More… (9/12/22)

Fentanyl has largely replaced heroin in the nation's capital and that's being reflected in overdose statistics, India creates a national drug trafficker registry, and more.[image:1…

September 10th, 2022

San Francisco DA's Misdemeanor Drug Crackdown, Philippine Rejects ICC Investigation into Drug War Killings, More… (9/9/22)

Seattle makes a move on marijuana equity, Bolivian coca growers get rowdy, and more. Marijuana PolicySeattle City Council Approves Marijuana Equity Legislation. The city…

September 9th, 2022

Colorado Voters Can Embrace Psychedelic Reform in November [FEATURE]

Beginning with the successful 2019 Denver municipal initiative that made possession of psilocybin mushrooms the lowest law enforcement priority, Colorado has been on the cutting…

September 9th, 2022

San Francisco Deprioritizes Natural Psychedelics, UK Blocks Bermuda Pot Legalization, More… (9/8/22)

Prisoners and advocacy groups call on the Bureau of Prisons to clean up its act, Colombia's new president has some words for the US, and…

September 8th, 2022

Poll Finds SAFE Banking Act Has Broad Support, DEA Fentanyl Scaremongering, More… (9/7/22)

Missouri's Republican governor rejects a call to include marijuana legalization in an upcoming special session, a DC court reverses the firing of a medical marijuana-using…

September 7th, 2022

Iran Drug Executions Surge, Trump Baselessly Accuses Fetterman of Abusing Hard Drugs, More… (9/6/22)

Marijuana legalization initiatives in Arkansas and Missouri face challenges, California's governor signs a pair of medical marijuana bills, and more.Marijuana PolicyArkansas Marijuana Legalization…

September 3rd, 2022

PA Pot Pardon Program Unveiled, New York City Rally for Safe Injection Sites Statewide, More… (9/2/22)

New York City's child welfare agency is still holding marijuana use against parents–especially black ones–San Francisco's new DA is approaching misdemeanor drug prosecutions much like…

September 2nd, 2022

These Six States Could Legalize Marijuana on Election Day [FEATURE]

It is just a little over two months until Election Day, and the picture around marijuana legalization in the states is becoming clear. Six states—Arkansas,…

September 2nd, 2022

MI Police Admit Pot Driving Drug Tests Are No Good, CA Pot Bills Go to Governor, More… (9/1/22)

Indonesia has more than 200 people on death row for drug offenses, an effort by a Nebraskas medical marijuana campaign to block part of the…

September 1st, 2022

CA Bill to Protect Workers' Off-Duty Marijuana Use Passes, OK Supreme Court to Decide If Legal Pot Initative Makes Ballot, More… (8/31/22)

Workers' rights to use marijuana off duty are in the news, a Missouri marijuana legalization campaign draws organized opposition from within the cannabis community, and…

August 31st, 2022

CA Governor Signs Fentanyl Test Strip Bill, FL Sets MedMJ Rules, More… (9/30/22)

Residents of La Paz, Bolivia, are growing weary of coca grower clashes, Colombia's new president calls for a regional assembly to plot alternatives to the…

August 30th, 2022

Gallup Poll Has Pot Use at All-Time High, DEA Walks Back Proposed Ban on Two Psychedelics, More… (8/29/22)

A trio of marijuana bills are on the California governor's desk, New York City cocaine users are adopting fentanyl test strips, Colombia's new president announces…

August 29th, 2022

Cannabis legalization boosts use by double digits

A new first-of-its-kind study of twins finds that residents of states where recreational marijuana is legal use it 24% more frequently than those in states…

August 27th, 2022

NY Now Taking Applications for Pot Shops, Bolivia Coca Clashes Continue, More… (8/26/22)

A strike in British Columbia is impacting retail marijuana shops, there is still a sliver of hope for Nebraska's medical marijuana initiataive, and more. [image:1 align:left…

August 26th, 2022

DEA Moves to Ban Two Obscure Psychedelics, Odd SD Pot Poll, More… (8/25/22)

Colombia's new president says he will not extradite drug traffickers who quit the trade and comply with surrender conditions, a California bill to protect employees…

August 25th, 2022

OK Legal Pot Initiative May Miss November Ballot, San Francisco Could Open Safe Injection Sites, More… (8/24/22)

A bipartisan coalition of senators is demanding justice for another American medical marijuana user imprisoned in Russia, a Nebraska senator vows to file a medical…

August 24th, 2022

OK Legal Pot Initiative Has Enough Signatures, CA Governor Vetoes Safe Injection Sites, More… (8/23/22)

Prohibitionists file a legal challenge to a Missouri legalization initiative, a Nebraska medical marijuana initiative signature-gathering campaign comes up short, and more.Marijuana PolicyMissouri…

August 23rd, 2022

People who use therapeutic cannabis are more likely to use nicotine, too

People who use therapeutic cannabis are more likely to also use nicotine products than the general population, according to a new study.

August 23rd, 2022

Psychedelic Use Increasing in US, Colombia Looks to Cocaine Decriminalization, More… (8/22/22)

The European Parliament wants to buy up the Afghan opium harvest and turn it into legal opioid medications, a Swiss pilot program allowing legal marijuana…

August 20th, 2022

Oakland Entheogenic Church Sues Over Raid, Thai Minister Discourages Pot Tourism, More… (8/19/22)

Wisconsin's Republican legislative majority is out of step with the people when it comes to freeing the weed, an Idaho medical marijuana initiative campaign takes…

August 19th, 2022

North Dakota Marijuana Legalization Initiative Qualifies for the November Ballot [FEATURE]

And then there were five: With an announcement Monday by the secretary of state that a New Approach North Dakota marijuana legalization had qualified for…

August 19th, 2022

NYPD Busts Unlicensed Pot Trucks; Meth Use, Arrests, OD Deaths All Up in Recent Years, More… (8/18/22)

Nevada's Supreme Court rules against employees who smoke marijuana, Ireland is about to see its first pilot drug checking program, and more.Marijuana PolicyNevada…

August 18th, 2022

New Gallup Pot Poll, Bolivia Coca Conflict Continues, More… (8/17/22)

South Korean prosecutors sign on for more, better drug war' a group of French senators makes an urgent call for marijuana legalization, and more.[image:1 align:left…

August 17th, 2022

ND Legal Pot Initiative Qualifies for Ballot, Appalachian Senators Call for More Drug War, More.. (8/16/22)

A South Dakota marijuana legalization initatiive draws organized opposition, Mexico's week of cartel violence raises questions, and more.Marijuana PolicyNorth Dakota Becomes Fifth State…

August 16th, 2022

CA Psychedelic Decriminalization Bill Dies, Mexico Cartels Wreak Havoc, More… (8/15/22)

Another Texas poll has solid majority support for marijuana legalization, cartel violence flares in Mexico, and more.Marijuana PolicyAnother Texas Poll Has Majority Support…

August 13th, 2022

CA Psychedelic Legalization Advances, AR MJ Legalization Back on Ballot, More… (8/12/22)

Maryland officials finalize the ballot language for a marijuana legalization referendum, a Florida marijuana legalization bill dies without a hearing, and more.[image:1 align:left]Marijuana PolicyArkansas Supreme…

August 12th, 2022

Missouri Marijuana Legalization Initiative Makes the Ballot, But Not Everybody Is Happy [FEATURE]

Missourians will be voting on whether to free the weed in November. On Tuesday, Secretary of State John Ashcroft certified that an initiative in the…

August 12th, 2022

CO Pot Sales Declining for Months, Biden Orders More Colombia Drug War, More… (8/11/22)

An Ohio harm reduction group is suing a state board over how $400 million in opioid settlement money is spent, an Uruguayan meth bust signals…

August 11th, 2022

Biden DOJ Opposes Gun Rights for MedMJ Patients, MO Legal Pot Initiative Qualifies, More… (8/10/22)

A  Florida marijuana legalization initiative campaign aimed at 2024 gets underway, a Colorado natural psychedelic initiative comes up short, and more.Report: Spike in…