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February 4th, 2023

Federal MedMJ Prisoner Luke Scarmazzo Freed, MN Pot Legalization Bill Advances, More… (2/3/23)

A Florida marijuana legalization initiative has passed its first hurdle on the way to the ballot, a new Texas poll shows very strong support for…

February 3rd, 2023

Hill Lawmakers Call on Biden to Restore Drug Czar to Cabinet Status, More… (2/2/23)

Virginia Republicans are in no hurry to get a legal marijuana market going, a Missouri bill would legalize psilocbying for therapeutic purposes, and more.[image:1 align:right…

February 2nd, 2023

BC Drug Decriminalization Now in Effect, MN Legal Pot Bill Continues to Advance, More… (2/1/23)

The North Dakota House kills an effort to allow medical marijuana patients to use edibles, a Republican congressman files a marijuana rescheduling bill, and more.[image:1…

February 1st, 2023

MN Marijuana Legalization Bill Advances, VA Psilocybin Rescheduling Bill Advances, More… (1/31/23)

The White House punts on marijuana banking reform, Virginia bills to provide tax breaks to the marijuana industry and gear up for legal sales advance,…

January 31st, 2023

ICC Reopens Inquirty into Philippine Drug War Crimes, WA Home Grown Bill, More… (1/30/23)

An Arizona magic mushroom research bill is filed, Germany's plans to legalize marijuana face delays, and more.Marijuana PolicyWashington State Home Cultivation Bill Gets…

January 28th, 2023

MS MedMJ Sales Begin, Myanmar Opium Production Increases, More… (1/27/23)

A Minnesota marijuana legalization bill is cruising right along, Hong Kong bans CBD as a "dangerous drug," and more.Marijuana PolicyMinnesota Marijuana Legalization Bill…

January 27th, 2023

Drug Decrim Bills Filed in MA, NY; Colombia to Reduce Forced Coca Eradication, More… (1/26/23)

Delaware bills to legalize marijuana are moving, a North Carolina medical marijuana bill is filed, and more.Marijuana PolicyDelaware Marijuana Legalization Bill Wins Committee…

January 26th, 2023

CO Asset Forfeiture Reform Bill Filed, Czech Legal Pot Bill Coming in March, More… (1/25/23)

A pair of Delaware marijuana legalization bills are moving, Ukraine patients and veterans beseech the parliament to act on a pending medical marijuana bill, and…

January 24th, 2023

DE Marijuana Legalization Bills Filed, NM Bill Would Increase Fentanyl Penalties, More… (1/23/23)

A Minnesota marijuana legalization bill continues to move, a New Hampshire bill that would legalize DMT gets a hearing, and more.Marijuana PolicyDelaware Marijuana…

January 21st, 2023

VA Lawmakers Nix Medical Psilocybin, SC MedMJ Bills Filed, More… (1/20/23)

A Montana bill would block child welfare workers from removing children simply because of a parent's drug use, San Francisco is ready to move forward…

January 20th, 2023

More Asset Forfeiture Reform Bills Filed, SD MedMJ Expansion Bill Advances, More… (1/19/23)

The US Virgin Islands legalizes marijuana, a Mississippi fentanyl test strip bill is moving, and more.Marijuana PolicyUS Virgin Islands Governor Signs Marijuana Legalization,…

January 19th, 2023

Another Good Pot Poll, OR Bill to Re-Criminalize Drug Possession, More… (1/18/23)

Oregon Republicans want to undo the will of the voters on drug decriminalization, Mexico's former top security official is now on trial in New York…

January 18th, 2023

NH Bill Would Legalize Psychedelics, Federal Bill Would Ensure Gun Rights for MedMJ Patients, More… (1/17/23)

A New York bill would end civil asset forfeiture, a Utah bill would decriminalize fentanyl test strips, and more.Medical MarijuanaGOP Congressman Files Bill…

January 14th, 2023

Bolivia Celebrates Coca Leaf Chewing Day, WA Psilocybin Legalization Bill Filed, More… (1/13/23)

An Ohio bill would revamp the state's medical marijuana program, New York's governor signs a bill mandating that the state immediately re- or deschedule Schedule…

January 13th, 2023

GOP Rep Wants to Use Military Force Against Mexican Cartels, MN Legal Pot Bill Advances, More… (1/12/23)

A North Dakota bill would increase monthly THC limits for medical marijuana patients, a South Dakota bill would bar pregnant or breast-feeding women from getting…

January 13th, 2023

11 States Where Psychedelic Reform Bills Are on the Agenda This Year [FEATURE]

This year's state legislative season is just beginning, and there is already evidence that the psychedelic renaissance now underway is reaching into statehouses across the…

January 12th, 2023

FL Doc Gets 20 Years for Urine Test Fraud Scheme, IN Marijuana Bills Filed, More… (1/11/23)

Legal adult marijuana sales have begun in Connecticut, a marijuana legalization bill is filed in Tennessee, and more.Marijuana PolicyIt's Official: Connecticut Legal Adult…

January 11th, 2023

Psychedelic Reform Bills Popping Up, No Federal Pot Possession Prisoners, More… (1/10/23)

The Wisconsin GOP may finally be ready to embrace medical marijuana, the US Sentencing Commission says there are no more federal pot possession prisoners, and…

January 10th, 2023

CT Legal Adult Pot Sales Begin Tomorrow, OH Governor Signs Fentanyl Test Strip Decrim Bill, More… (1/9/23)

A Mexican judge has blocked the extradition of El Chapo's son to the US, you can now get a license to grow your own marijuana…

January 7th, 2023

SC MedMJ Bills Pre-Filed, Violence Rocks Mexican City as El Chapo's Son Arrested, More… (1/6/23)

The Mexican cartel leader who escaped during Sunday's Tijuana prison attack has been shot dead, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration rejects hair testing for…

January 6th, 2023

Detroit Legal Adult Marijuana Sales Begin, MN DFL Files Marijuana Legalization Bill, More… (1/5/23)

The legislative season is getting underway, and here come the marijuana legalization bills, and more.[image:1 align:left]Marijuana PolicyKentucky Lawmaker Files Marijuana Legalization Constitutional Amendment. After years…

January 6th, 2023

Philadelphia Safehouse, DOJ Agree to Mediation on Safe Injection Site [FEATURE]

For nearly four years, the Philadelphia nonprofit Safehouse has seen its effort to open a safe injection site in the city stymied by a federal…

January 4th, 2023

MD Pot Decrim Now in Effect, CO Natural Psychedelic Decrim Now in Effect, More… (1/3/23)

The Justice Department is suing a major phamareceutical distributor over its role in the opioid crisis, a Virgin Islands marijuana legalization bill goes to the…

December 31st, 2022

Uptick in prevalence of simultaneous cannabis and alcohol use in the U.S. after states legalize recreational cannabis use

Simultaneous cannabis and alcohol use, defined as using both substances at the same time so their effects overlap, increased in adults from 2008 to 2019,…

December 31st, 2022

The Top Ten International Drug Policy Stories of 2022 [FEATURE]

Here is the good, the bad, and the ugly in international drug policy developments in 2022:[image:1 align:left]1. The Taliban Bans OpiumWith the withdrawal of US…

December 24th, 2022

This Year's Top Ten Domestic Drug Policy Stories [FEATURE]

The good, the bad, and the ugly in US domestic drug policy this year.1. Overdose Deaths Appear to Have Peaked but Are Still…

December 24th, 2022

Bipartisan Lawmakers Call on Biden to Deschedule Marijuana, Belize Coca Bust, More… (12/23/22)

There's a big payout for a Georgia woman falsely arrested on cocaine charges, British police chiefs call for drug decriminalization, and more.Marijuana PolicyBipartisan…

December 23rd, 2022

Fed Bill to End Crack/Powder Cocaine Sentencing Disparity Dies, SAFE Banking Act Will Be Back, More… (12/22/22)

New York legal recreational marijuana sales are set to begin next week, Maryland's incoming Democratic governor says expunging past pot convicitons will be a priority,…

December 22nd, 2022

Pakistan Moves to End Death Penalty for Drugs; IN, TX Pot Polls; More… (12/21/22)

Grenada is moving forward with multiple reforms, two new state polls show strong support for marijuana legalization in Indiana and Texas, and more.Marijuana…

December 21st, 2022

SAFE Banking Act Dead in This Congress, CA Natural Psychedelic Bill Re-Filed, More… (12/20/22)

The marijuana industry will remain without access to many services after Congress failed to act this year, the GAO looks at how the drug cza's…

December 20th, 2022

AG Garland Moves to End Cocaine Sentencing Disparities, BC Decriminalization Extended, More… (12/19/22)

Kansas City, Missouri, dismisses open marijuana cases, Colombia Congress advances marijuana legalization bill, more…Marijuana PolicyTennessee Lawmaker Will File Marijuana Legalization Bill. State Sen.…

December 16th, 2022

Last Minute Push for SAFE Banking ACT, NH Marijuana Legalization Bill Filed, More… (12/15/22)

Some Texas town officials are trying to run roughshod over the will of the voters on marijuana enforcement, sponsors of the SAFE Banking Act are…

December 15th, 2022

Rotterdam Mayor Says Port City "Drowning in Cocaine," SAMHSA to Ease Opioid Treatment Rules, More… (12/14/22)

The US pardons attorney says federal marijuana pardon certificates are coming soon, an Irish parliament committee calls for drug decriminalization and regulation, and more.[image:1 align:left…

December 15th, 2022

Report Webinar: Dangerous Delays: What Washington (Re)Teaches Us About Cash and Cannabis Store Robberies

Dangerous Delays: What Washington (Re)Teaches Us About Cash and Cannabis Store RobberiesFriday 12/16/22, noon ET / 9:00am PTregister: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcrde-qqjotEtLuvDYyWNQILDSCNFQl5UHXDangerous Delays is the first published study…

December 14th, 2022

White House Extends National Drug Trafficking Emergency, OTC Naloxone Could Be Coming, More… (12/13/22)

Kansas lawmakers will push for a medical marijuana bill when the session begins in January, Connecticut's dispensaries will be able to sell to any adult…

December 10th, 2022

Study of Pot Shop Robberies Points to Need for SAFE Banking Act Now [FEATURE]

As the lame duck congressional session ticks down toward its final days, not only have prospects for Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer's marijuana legalization bill…

December 9th, 2022

Fed Judge Gives DOJ Only One-Month Extension in Safe Injection Site Case, More… (12/8/22)

Moves are afoot to rein in Oregon's underground marijuana production, an Iowa law is blocking health authorities from including fentanyl test strips in harm reduction…

December 8th, 2022

Marijuana Banking Language Again Bumped from Approprations Bill, DC MedMJ Reforms, More… (12/7/22)

Marijuana is legal in Missouri as of tomorrow, Indiana voters are ready for marijuana legalization, and more.Marijuana PolicySAFE Banking Act Language Excluded from Defense…

December 7th, 2022

Colombia Senate Approves Weed Legalization, DOJ Seeks Delay in Philly Safe Injection Site Case, More… (12/6/22)

An Ohio marijuana legalization bill gets a hearing, a Filipino father wins a small measure of justice for his young son killed in Rodrigo Duterte's…

December 7th, 2022

Biden Signs Marijuana Research Bill into Law [FEATURE]

The White House announced last Friday that President Biden (D) had signed into law the bipartisan Medical Marijuana and Cannabidiol Research Expansion Act (HR 8454).…