Buzz Category

August 6th, 2022

Russian Court Sentences American Basketball Star Brittney Griner to Nine Years in Prison

A Russian judge sentenced American basketball star Brittney Griner Thursday to nine years in a Russian penal colony after earlier being found of bringing cannabis…

August 6th, 2022

AR Legal Pot Campaign Sues to Get Back on Ballot, Honduras Coca Production, More… (8/5/22)

Coca grower factions continue to clash in Bolivia, Colombia'w new president will move to decriminalize drugs, and more.Marijuana PolicyArkansas Marijuana Legalization Campaign Sues…

August 5th, 2022

Feds Charge Four Louisville Cops in Fatal Breonna Taylor Drug Raid, Thai Cannabis Tourism, More… (8/4/22)

Arkansas election officials knock a marijuana legalization initiative off the ballot — at least for now — San Francisco's new DA cracks down on drug…

August 4th, 2022

CA Marijuana Lounges Set to Expand, Coca Clashes in Bolivia, More… (8/3/22)

The country's largest federal workers' union wants an end to marijua na of employees in states where it is legal, Mexican cartel gunmen get in…

August 3rd, 2022

CA Safe Injection Site Bill Goes to Governer; WV Cities, Counties Settle with Opioid Distributors, More… (8/2/22)

Louisiana police can no longer search homes based on the odor of marijuana without a warrant, there is good polling for marijuana legalization in Missouri,…

August 2nd, 2022

Researchers ID the high-efficiency hacks cannabis cells use to make cannabinoids

Plant biologists have defined the high-efficiency ‘hacks’ that cannabis cells use to make cannabinoids (THC/CBD). Although many biotechnology companies are currently trying to engineer THC/CBD…

August 2nd, 2022

MO Pot Initiative Could Come Up Short, White House Preps for FDA Approval of MDMA-Assisted Therapy, More… (7/28/22)

South Dakota's first state-licensed medical marijuana dispensary opens, the FDA is moving toward approval of MDMA-assisted therapy for PTSD, and more.Marijuana PolicyMissouri Marijuana…

August 2nd, 2022

Poll: Support for Psychedelic Research for Military Members, Federal Pot Expungement Bill Filed, More… (8/1/22)

Last weekend's Lollapalooza festival in Chicago featured not only music but harm reduction measures, a new poll finds support for federal–as opposed to state-level–marijuana legalization,…

July 30th, 2022

AR Legal Pot Initiative Has Enough Signature, UN Experts Criticiize Singapore Drug Executions, More… (7/29/22)

Marijuana seizures at the US-Mexican border are down again, Colombia's Gulf Clan is escalating its attacks on police as it jockeys for position in upcoming…

July 28th, 2022

Trump Calls for Death Penalty for Drug Dealers, Senate Legal Pot Bill Gets Hearing, More… (7/27/22)

The House approves a medical marijuana research bill, Switzerland and Zimbabwe open up to medicinal cannabis, and more.Senate Democrats' Marijuana Legalization Bill Gets…

July 27th, 2022

High-strength cannabis linked to addiction and mental health problems

Largest ever study into the health effects of different types of cannabis highlights concerns about stronger forms of the drug.

July 27th, 2022

Senate Democrats' Legal Pot Bill Gets Hearing Tomorrow, Senate Bill to Allow TV Pot Ads in Legal States Filed, More… (7/26/22)

Senate Majority Leader Schumer's marijuana legalization bill gets two new cosponsors and a hearing tomorrow, a Cannabis Resource Center to promote equity in the industry…

July 26th, 2022

DEA Backs Off on Banning 5 New Psychedelics, Colombia's ELN Hints at Peace Talks with New President, More… (7/25/22)

Signature gatherers are criss-crossing the Cowboy State for a pair of marijuana initiatives, the US and India signa joint agreement on cooperating against the drug…

July 22nd, 2022

Chronicle Book Review: Opium's Orphans

Chronicle Book Review: Opium's Orphans: The 200-Year History of the War on Drugs by P.E. Caquet (2022, Reaktion Books, 400 pp., $35.00 HB)[image:1 align:left]The history…

July 22nd, 2022

Senate Democrats File Marijuana Legalization Bill, Bipartisan Bill for Psychedelics for Terminally Ill Filed, More… (7/21/22)

Singapore is set to hang a drug offender today, Sensators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Rand Paul (R-KY) filed a bill to allow the terminally ill…

July 21st, 2022

AZ Churches Sue Feds Over Ayahuasca Seizures, Schumer's Legal Pot Bill Coming Within Days, More… (7/20/22)

Indonesia's Constitutional Court rejects medical marijuaan but calls for "immediate" study,  DC Mayor signs bill providing workplace protections for marijuana users, more.Marijuana PolicySenate…

July 20th, 2022

Marijuana use is much more common in US states that have legalized recreational cannabis use

A new study found that rates of cannabis use and daily cannabis use have increased across the U.S., and current cannabis use and daily use…

July 20th, 2022

Australia's First Drug Checking Site Opens This Week, TX Bill Would Make Legal Pot a Local Option, More… (7/19/22)

There are marijuana reform rumblings in the Lone Star State, Ohio becomes the latest state to see a fentanyl test strip decrim bill, and more.[image:1…

July 19th, 2022

Big Increase in Injection Drug Use, House Passes Another Spending Bill with SAFE Banking Act Language, More… (7/18/22)

British Tories audition a new scheme for punishing drug users that effectively decriminalizes somebody's first two drug busts, a new study finds racial disparities in…

July 16th, 2022

House Approves SAFE Banking Amendment, Colombia Cocaine Production Down Slightly, More… (7/15/22)

The NYPD reverses course on testing cops for marijuana, Colorado's governor signs an executive order protecting marijuana-using workers from discrimination, and more.House Approves…

July 15th, 2022

Senate Democrats' Legal Weed Bill Coming Next Week, Peru Seeks US Help With Cocaine Planes, More… (7/14/22)

Some marijuana and psychedelic amendments have made it into a defense spending bill, Germany's Left Party is calling for drug decriminalization, and more.Marijuana…

July 14th, 2022

MA Drug Decriminalization Bills Move to Study Phase, New San Francisco DA Pledges Drug Crackdown, More… (7/13/22)

DC's congressional delegate files an amendment to allow marijuana use in public housing in places where weed is legal, Connecticut hands out its first social…

July 13th, 2022

PA Governor Signs Pot Banking Protection Bill, RIP Ann Shulgin, Violence in Peru's Coca Zone, More… (7/12/22)

Pennsylvania will provide some protections to banks and insurers doing business with pot companies, a Florida therapeutic psilocybin bill is filed, and more.Marijuana…

July 12th, 2022

NY Grey Market Pot Shop Crackdown, Trump Praises China's Death Penalty for Drugs, More… (7/11/22)

It looks like they will be voting to free the weed in North Dakota this year, Customs officers nail a 5,000 load of methamphetamine near…

July 9th, 2022

ND Legal Pot Initiative Hands in Signatures, No More Sales Tax for NJ MedMJ Patients, More… (7/8/22)

Signatures are handed in for a marijuana legalization initaitive in North Dakota and a medical marijuana initiative in Nebraska, and more.Marijuana PolicyNorth Dakota…

July 8th, 2022

New Poll Could Bolster Vermont Drug Decrim Push [FEATURE]

A recent poll could help breathe new life into a Vermont campaign to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of drugs that died in the…

July 8th, 2022

AR Pot Legalization Campaign Hands in Signatures, Amnesty International on Singapore Drug War Hangings, More… (7/7/22)

A federal circuit court puts the hurt on a Nebraska medical marijuana initiative, DC residents can now self-certify as medical marijuana patients, and more.[image:1 align:left…

July 7th, 2022

Senators Press Biden to Deschedule Marijuana, OK Pot Legalization Initiative Hands in Signatures, More… (7/6/22)

The Nebraska medical marijuana initiative campaign is in a final frantic push to come up with additional signatures, the Oklahoma marijuana legalization initiative campaign hands…

July 6th, 2022

Fed Judge Rules for Opioid Distributors in WV Lawsuit, CA Kills Marijuana Cultivator Tax, More… (7/5/22)

A Washington state county commissioner demonstrates her cluelessness about harm reduction, Senate drug warriors file the END FENTANYL  Act, and more.Marijuana PolicyCalifornia Governor…

July 2nd, 2022

Adolescents more vulnerable to cannabis addiction but not other mental health risks, study finds

Adolescents are over three times more vulnerable to developing a cannabis addiction than adults, but may not be at increased risk of other mental health…

July 2nd, 2022

Another Push for the SAFE Banking Act, NJ Magic Mushroom Legalization Bill Filed, More… (7/1/22)

The Ohio Supreme Court rejects a police backpack search for marijuana, the Massachusetts Senate has approved an asset forfeiture reform bill, and more.Marijuana…

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,…