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March 19th, 2022

CA Psilocybin Legalization Initiative Falls Short on Signatures, Ukraine War Deepens Suffering of Drug Users, More… (3/18/22)

Medical marijuana bills advance in Georgia and Kentucky, Honduras' former "narcopresidente" is a step closer to being extradited to the United States on drug charges,…

March 18th, 2022

Congress Passes, President Signs Omnibus Funding Bill That Has Reform Advocates Fuming [FEATURE]

The Fiscal Year 2022 Omnibus appropriations bill signed into law by President Biden on Tuesday has drug reform and civil rights groups fuming over both…

March 17th, 2022

CO Psilocybin Legalization Initiative Campaign Getting Underway; US, Russia Clash at CND, More… (3/16/22)

Georgia cops will pay for a misbegotten massive pot bust, the US and Russia criticize each other in remarks at the Commission on Narcotic Drugs…

March 16th, 2022

CA Bill to Make Growing 7 Pot Plants a Felony Is Pulled, Biden Signs Meth Emergency Bill, More… (3/15/22)

Mexico is sending more trips to fight cartel violence in the state of Jalisco, the head of the WHO speaks out about unneccessary suffering due…

March 15th, 2022

Open Air Weed Market Emerges in Manhattan's Washington Square Park, AL Fentanyl Test Strip Bill Passes, More… (3/14/22)

Congressional Democrats gathered in Philadelphia last Thursday to talk about marijuana legalization, the Washington legislature has approved $200,000 for psilocying research, and more.Marijuana…

March 12th, 2022

Feds Approve "Contingency Management" Drug Treatment, DE Marijuana Legalization Bill Dies, More… (3/11/22)

A medical marijuana bill advances in Kentucky, congressional negotiators have slashed harm reduction funding in the final appropriations bill of the year, and more.[image:1 align:right…

March 11th, 2022

Congress Blocks DC Pot Sales, OK House Approves Psilocybin Decriminalization Bill, More… (3/10/22)

A Missouri marijuana legalization bill gets a hearing, a Maryland drug decriminalization gets one, too, and more.Marijuana PolicyMissouri Marijuana Legalization Bill Gets Hearing.…

March 10th, 2022

Poll Show Strong Support for Legal Marijuana Banking Access, Police Paying Billions to Settle Misconduct Claims, More… (3/9/22)

The Washington Post has a major piece of police misconduct pay-outs, an expungement bill advances in California, and more.Marijuana PolicyPoll: Two Thirds of…

March 9th, 2022

RI Drug Decriminalization Bill Filed, Myanmar Drug Trade Ramping Up Amidst Civil War, More… (3/8/22)

Oklahoma Republicans move to take on what they see as an out of control medical marijuana system, Afghan farmers are planting more opium poppies this…

March 8th, 2022

SD Legal Pot Bill Killed, Israel Moving to Decriminalize Weed, TN Fentanyl Test Strip Bill Advances, More… (3/7/22)

Bills to produce marijuana-consuming workers advance in Illinois and Washington, DC; an Idaho bill to require drug tests for substitute school teachers is killed, and…

March 4th, 2022

Brain stimulation shows promise as treatment for cannabis use disorder in people with schizophrenia

Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) was associated with a reduction in self-reported cannabis use by up to 60 per cent among people with schizophrenia who…

March 4th, 2022

Rhode Island Marijuana Legalization Bill Rolled Out [FEATURE]

Rhode Island took a big step toward marijuana legalization this week as a long-awaited compromise marijuana legalization bill rolled out. On Tuesday, Sen. Joshua Miller…

March 4th, 2022

White House Outlines Policies on Overdoses and Opioid Epidemic, GOP Legal Pot Bill Could Get Hearing, More… (3/3/22)

Costa Rica becomes the latest country to legalize medical marijuana, an Oklahoma psychedelic study bill is moving, and more. Marijuana PolicyGOP Congresswoman Says Her…

March 3rd, 2022

SD Legal Pot Bill "Smoked Out" and Revived, UT Therapeutic Psychedelic Task Force Bill Passes, More… (3/2/22)

A coalition of marijuana and civil rights groups is demanding a House floor vote on a marijuana legalization bill, the Transportation Department is moving toward…

March 2nd, 2022

Congress Passes Bill Naming Meth "Emerging Threat," RI Lawmakers Roll Out Pot Legalization Bill, More… (3/1/22)

Virginia House Republicans block an early roll-out of recreational marijuana sales, Rhose Island lawmakers unveil a long-anticipated marijuana legalization bill, and more.Marijuana PolicyRhode…

March 1st, 2022

SD House Panel Kills Marijuana Legalization Bill; Peru to Try Kinder, Gentler Approach to Coca Growers, More… (2/28/22)

Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps makes the news in a couple of different ways today, an asset forfeiture reporting bill advances in South Dakota, and more.[image:1…

February 26th, 2022

J&J and Drug Distributors Settle Opioid Lawsuits, SD Gov Cool to MJ Legalization Bill, More… (2/25/22)

An Idaho legislator worried that substitute teachers are selling drugs to kids gets a teacher testing bill out of committee, Tennessee is the latest state…

February 25th, 2022

MD Pot Legalization Referendum Bill Advances, SD Senate Approves Legal Pot Bill, More… (2/24/22)

A California bill would provide protections to workers for off-duty marijuana use, the New Mexico Supreme Court rule medical marijuana purchases are not subject to…

February 25th, 2022

Where Marijuana Legalization Could Win at the Statehouse in 2022 [FEATURE]

Nearly a decade after voters in Colorado and Washington led the way, marijuana is now legalized for adult use in 18 states, the District of…

February 24th, 2022

NY Governor Signs Bill to Let Hemp Growers Grow Marijuana, Avocado Imports Resume After Cartel Threat, More… (2/23/22)

A new poll finds three out of four Floridans are ready to legalize marijuana, the Supreme Court asks the Justice Department to file a brief…

February 23rd, 2022

DE Marijuana Legalization Bill Advances in House, AL Fentanyl Test Strip Bill Nears Final Vote, More… (2/22/22)

Bills to end civil asset forfeiture and block "equitable sharing" with the feds are filed in Tennessee, a Delaware marijuana legalization bill advances, and more. [image:1…

February 19th, 2022

SD Marijuana Legalization Bill Advances, Congress Extends Fentanyl Analog Criminalization Again, More… (2/18/22)

Marijuana PolicyKentucky Democrats Roll Out Marijuana Legalization Bill. A group of Democratic lawmakers on Thursday rolled out a bill that would legalize sales,…

February 18th, 2022

NY Marijuana Licensing and Equity Bill Goes to Governor, Italian High Court Throws Out Pot Referendum, More… (2/17/22)

An Alabama marijuana decriminalization bill advances, so does a Hawaii bill that would legalize marijuana for people over 65, and more. Marijuana PolicyAlabama Marijuana…

February 18th, 2022

Psychedelic Reform Possibilities in 2022 [FEATURE]

Activists in Denver opened psychedelic floodgates for the United States with their successful psilocybin decriminalization initiative in 2019. Since that time, the trickle of bills…

February 17th, 2022

Challenge to DEA Plan to Ban 5 Tryptamines Will Get Hearing, VA Senate Approves Early Marijuana Sales, More… (2/15/22)

A marijuana legalization bill gets filed in Missouri, a marijuana decriminalization bill is filed in Wyoming, and more.Marijuana PolicyMissouri Marijuana Legalization Bill Filed.…

February 16th, 2022

MD Lawmakers Begin Work on Pot Legalization Bills, Honduras Former Prez Detained on US Drug Charges, More… (2/15/22)

The Oregon Health Authority has released draft rules for therapeutic psilocybin, the New Mexico legislature approves legalizing fentanyl test strips, and more. Marijuana PolicyAlabama…

February 15th, 2022

Manchin, Rubio File Anti-Crack Pipe Bill; Public Health PR Firm Launches Overdose Memorial Site, More… (2/14/22)

Oregon goes after water haulters in a bid to repress illicit pot grows, the Utah House approves a psychedelic study task force bill, and more.[image:1…

February 12th, 2022

Senate Dems Look for Input on Pot Legalization Bill, DPA Chides Biden Administration on Crack Pipe Kerfluffle, More… (2/11/22)

Chuck Schumer is trying to get his marijuana legalization bill finalized, an Illinois bill would fix a bizarre situation around expungement of past marijuana offenses,…

February 11th, 2022

How does cannabis use affect brain health? Caution advised, more research needed, experts say

Although recreational and medicinal marijuana (cannabis) is increasingly available across the U.S., public and professional awareness that cannabis use may adversely affect brain health is…

February 11th, 2022

CDC Prepares New Guidelines for Opioid Prescribing, OH Legal Pot Initiative Will Not Advance in Senate, More… (2/10/22)

The South Carolina Senate approves a medica marijuana bill, a new Rand study tracks opioid prescribing declines, and more. Marijuana PolicyOhio GOP Senate Leader…

February 11th, 2022

These States Could Still Approve Medical Marijuana in 2022 [FEATURE]

In the space of a quarter-century, the United States went from having no state where medical marijuana was legal to seeing it become the law…

February 10th, 2022

Washington Drug Decrim Init Ready for Signature Gathering, Crack Pipe Funding Furor, More… (2/9/22)

Thailand removes cannabis from its schedule of controlled substances (but marijuana legalization is still down the road a bit), a Washington state drug decriminalization initiative…

February 9th, 2022

DOJ Signals Openness to Safe Injection Sites, Congressional Commission's Overdose Strategy Report, More… (2/8/22)

Pennsylvania sees its first ever legislative debate on marijuana legalization, Tennessee sees a slew of marijuana-related bills, and more.Marijuana PolicyPennsylvania Sees First Legislative…

February 8th, 2022

Schumer Says Federal Pot Legalization Bill Coming in April, Study Questions Reliability of Maternal Drug Testing, More… (2/7/22)

Wisconsin's governor vetoes a bill that would have dramatically hiked criminal penalties for butane marijuana extraction, the Jalisco New Generation Cartel is now making bombs…

February 5th, 2022

House Passes Bil With SAFE Banking Act, Petition to Reschedule Psilocbyin Filed with DEA, More… (2/4/22)

A key Maryland legislator rolls out a marijuana legalization bill, the Utah legislature approves employment protections for medical marijuana cardholders, and more.Marijuana PolicyHouse…

February 4th, 2022

Mississippi Becomes Latest State to Legalize Medical Marijuana [FEATURE]

With the signature of Gov. Tate Reeves (R) on a compromise medical marijuana bill on Wednesday, Mississippi becomes the 37th state to legalize the use…

February 4th, 2022

House Advances SAFE Banking Act (Again), MI Psychedelic Legalization Initiative Filed, More… (2/3/22)

Marijuana PolicyHouse Approves Marijuana Banking on Voice Vote, Final Approval with Roll Call Vote Expected Today. The House on Wednesday gave preliminary approval…

February 3rd, 2022

SAFE Banking Act Gets Another Chance in the House, Opioid Makers Settle with Native American Tribes, More… (2/2/22)

An Arizona judge upholds social equity provisions in the state's marijuana law, the SAFE Banking Act will get another House floor vote, and more. [image:1 align:left…

February 2nd, 2022

CT Fentanyl-Tainted Marijuana Scare a Big Nothingburger, Officials Now Say; CO Psychedelic Initiative Filed, More…(2/1/22)

A Calfornia Republican lawmaker wants to go back to the bad old days, Colorado now sees competing psychedelic legalization initiatives, and more.Marijuana PolicyCalifornia…

February 1st, 2022

New Bid for SAFE Banking Bill, OH Activists' Pot Legalization Measure Heads to Legislature, More… (1/31/22)

South Dakota medical marijuana patients will get to enjoy their edibles after all, a New Hampshire subcommittee kills one marijuana bill but more are coming,…