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January 29th, 2022

New Synthetic Opioids Add to Overdose Crisis; Jordanian Army Ambushes, Kills 27 Drug Smugglers, More… (1/28/22)

Tennesseans could send their legislators a message on marijuana policy under a pair of bills just filed, Costa Rica's president vetoes a medical marijuana bill…

January 28th, 2022

DE Marijuana Legalization Bill Wins Committee Vote, SD Lawmakers Move to Ban MedMJ Edibles, More… (1/27/22)

Psilocybin is making some news this week in Colorado, Wisconsin Republicans roll out a restrictive medical marijuana bill, and more.Marijuana PolicyDelaware Marijuana Legalization…

January 28th, 2022

These States Could Legalize Marijuana via the Ballot Box in 2022 [FEATURE]

A new year is here, and with it, new opportunities to expand the legal marijuana landscape at the ballot box. Currently, marijuana is legal in…

January 27th, 2022

MS Lawmakers Reach Agreement on MedMJ Bill, Seattle City Council Approves Psychedelic Decrim, More… (1/26/22)

Thailand takes another big step toward marijuana decriminalization, San Francisco is turning a blind eye to drug use at a Tenderloin services center, and more.[image:1…

January 26th, 2022

SD House Votes to Ban MedMJ Home Grows; MN Usual Suspects Form Anti-Marijuana Coalition, More… (1/25/22)

Life just got a bit easier to Empire State medical marijuana patients, a Wisconsin GOP lawmaker wants to reinstate drug testing of some welfare recipients,…

January 25th, 2022

VA GOP Bill Would Gut Marijuana Social Equity Funding, Mexico Murders May Have Peaked, More… (1/24/22)

North Dakota marijuana initaitive campaigners will have to go back to the drawing board, social equity funding is on the chopping block in Virginia'a GOP…

January 22nd, 2022

DEA Proposes Scheduling 5 Tryptamines, RI Governor to Push for Marijuana Legalization, More… (1/21/22)

Legislators in a pair of red states attempt to deal with mounting pressure for medical marijuana, a Washington state bill moves to end employment-related marijuana…

January 21st, 2022

MS House Passes MedMJ Bill, MO Drug Decriminalization Bill Filed, More… (1/20/22)

A marijuana services company has filed a federal lawsuit over massive cash seizures by cops in California and Kansas, the Colombian Constitutional Court puts the…

January 20th, 2022

Overdose Surge Hits Black Men the Hardest, Austin No-Knock Raid Ban and Decrim Inits, More… (1/19/22)

The prospects for home marijuana gardens in the Garden State grow dim, black men are bearing the brunt of the fatal overdose crisis, and more.[image:1…

January 19th, 2022

NJ Governor Signs Syringe Access Expansion Bills, Thailand to Decriminalize Marijuana, More… (1/18/22)

It's January, and the marijuana bills are coming fast and furious, a Utah bill would create a psychedelic therapy task force, and more.Marijuana…

January 15th, 2022

Mexico Cartel Drone Bombs Rivals, VT Lawmakers File Drug Decriminalization Bill, More… (1/14/22)

Ohio marijuana legalization campaigners take a second stab at coming up with enough signatures for their initiated statute, Virginia lawmakers file bills to defelonize peyote…

January 14th, 2022

MS Senate Approves MedMJ Bill, Italy Marijuana and Psilocybin Referendum Has Needed Signatures, More… (1/13/22)

Florida Democratic lawmakers urge the Republican legislature to pass a marijuana legalization bill, an Oklahoma Republica lawmaker wants to tighten up the state's medical marijuana…

January 13th, 2022

Cannabis poisoning in young children increased nine times after legalization

Ontario saw nine times more emergency department visits per month for cannabis poisonings in young children under the age of 10 after Canada legalized recreational…

January 13th, 2022

Global Coalition Launches Push to Internationally Reschedule Psilocybin, MS MedMJ Bill Filed, More… (1/12/22)

A Florida bill seeks to make it easier to prosecute drug overdoses as murders, an Austin initiative to decriminalize pot possession has enough signatures to…

January 12th, 2022

Brain-based method to determine impairment from cannabis intoxication

A new study shows that imaging of brain activity with functional near-infrared spectroscopy might offer a more accurate and reliable way to distinguish impairment from…

January 12th, 2022

Canada Opens Legal Pathway for Access to Psychedelic Treatment with MDMA, Psilocbyin, More… (1/11/22)

The nation's top spook announces an easing of rules around past marijuana use and national security clearances, the New Jersey legislature approves needle exchange expansion…

January 11th, 2022

Naloxone Vending Machines Coming to New York City, No More Tickets for Pot in New Orleans, More…(1/10/22)

A Kentucky GOP lawmaker is trying once again to get a medical marijuana bill passed, a pair of Florida lawmakers file identical bills to legalize…

January 8th, 2022

NH House Approves Marijuana Legalization (Again), WA Therapeutic Psilocybin Bill Filed, More… (2/7/22)

Kansas Democrats propose constitutional amendments to legalize medical and recreational marijuana, an Indiana lawmaker files a medical marijuana bill, and more. Marijuana PolicyKansas Democrats…

January 7th, 2022

Marijuana users’ risk of deadly complication doubles after rare type of bleeding stroke

Among adults with a certain type of bleeding stroke, those who used marijuana within the last 3-30 days were more than twice as likely to…

January 7th, 2022

Top 10 International Drug Policy Stories of 2021 [FEATURE]

With 2021 now receding in the rear view mirror, we look back at the good, the bad, and the ugly in the arena of drug…

January 7th, 2022

Duterte Will "Never Apologize" for Drug War Killings, OK Marijuana Legalization Initiative Filed, More… (1/6/22)

It's January and marijuana legalization efforts are winding up, Manhattan's new DA will refuse to prosecute some drug crimes, and more.[image:1 align:left]Marijuana PolicyIowa Lawmakers Release…

January 6th, 2022

Study Confirms Safety of Group Psychedelic Sessions, MS Lawmakers to Take Up MedMJ Again, More… (1/5/22)

Wyoming marijuana legalization activists are forced to turn their aim to 2024, a New Mexico bill to legalize fentanyl test strips is coming, and more.[image:1…

January 5th, 2022

More Fentanyl Than Heroin Seized at Border Last Year; MD, SD Marijuana Legalization Bills Pre-Filed, More… (1/4/22)

It''s January, and state legislatures are gearing up to deal with marijuana, a New York state inspector general's report unearths serious problems with prison drug…

January 4th, 2022

MT Legal Marijuana Sales Begin, IRS Denies Tax Exempt Status to Iowa Ayahuasca Church, More… (1/3/22)

You can now buy two ounces of weed at a time in Oregon instead of only one, New Hampshire lawmakers will try to override the…

January 1st, 2022

The Top Ten Domestic Drug Policy Stories of 2021 [FEATURE]

Whew! Another year to put in the rear view mirror, but not before we reflect on the year that was. It was a year of…

December 24th, 2021

NYC Safe Injection Sites Already Saving Lives, Commutations for Drug Prisoners Could Be Coming, More… (12/23/21)

An Iowa Republican legislative leader shoots down Democrats' plan for a constitutional amendment to legalize marijuana, it's the time of year for presidential pardons and…

December 23rd, 2021

Iowa Constitutional Amendment to Legalize Marijuana, Fed Prisoners Released Due to Pandemic Can Stay Home, More… (12/22/21)

The Biden administration rolls out new sanctions aimed at international drug trafficking, a Washington state town endorses psychedelic reforms, and more.Marijuana PolicyIowa Senate…

December 23rd, 2021

Your Donations Are Doubled Until December 31!

Dear reformer,I'm pleased to announce that Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps has pledged $10,000 in matching funds again this year. Donate to either of our nonprofits…

December 22nd, 2021

No More Pot Tickets in St. Louis, NY Hospital Sued Over Nonconsensual Drug Testing of Pregnant Women, More… (12/21/21)

An Ohio marijuana legalization initiative campaign hands in initial signatures, St. Louis becomes the latest city to give up on policing small-time pot possession, and…

December 21st, 2021

CO Psychedelic Initiatives Filed, San Francisco State of Emergency Over Drugs, Crime in Tenderloin; More… (12/20/21)

Joe Manchin thinks his constituents would use child tax credit payments to buy drugs, a state of emergency in San Francisco could clear the way…

December 18th, 2021

Federal Judge Throws Out Purdue Pharma Oxycontin Settlement, 90-Year-Old Pot Prisoner Freed, More… (12/17/21)

The Ohio Senate approves a medical marijuana expansion bill, Baltimore will end pre-employment drug and alcohol screening for potential city government hires, and more. [image:1 align:right…

December 17th, 2021

What is the Best Path Forward for Marijuana Reform in Congress? [FEATURE]

The Senate passed the defense spending bill this week without the SAFE Banking Act (HR 1996) after Senate leaders stripped the provision aimed at allowing…

December 16th, 2021

Senate Passes Bill Naming Meth an "Emerging Drug Threat," UFCW Pot Indistry Unionization Drive, More… (12/14/21)

A bad batch of synthetic cannabinoids is sickening people in Florida, Chicago is handing out fentanyl test strips in a bid to bring down record…

December 16th, 2021

Malta Legalizes Marijuana, NY GOP US Reps Back Bill to "Defund de Blasio's Injection Sites," More… (12/15/21)

A therapeutic psilocybin bill is filed in New York, the prosecutor in Arizona's second most populous county is at least temporarily not prosecuring drug possession…

December 14th, 2021

St. Louis Repeals Marijuana Law, Haiti President Likely Murdered by Well-Heeled Drug Traffickers, More… (12/13/21)

No more pre-employment marijuana testing in Philly starting next month, Malta is set to become the first country is Europe to legalize weed this week,…

December 13th, 2021

Cannabis use could cause harmful drug interactions

Using cannabis alongside other drugs may come with a significant risk of harmful drug-drug interactions, new research suggests. The researchers looked at cannabinoids–a group of…

December 11th, 2021

Yet Another Poll Shows Strong Public Support for Legal Weed, Canada Decriminalization Platform, More… (12/10/21)

Member states of the UN's Commission on Narcotic Drugs block a human rights expert from presenting a report on arbitrary detentions, a Missouri bill would…

December 10th, 2021

Key Senate Democrats Block SAFE Banking Act's Inclusion in Must-Pass Defense Spending Bill [FEATURE]

In the ongoing struggle among congressional Democrats over whether to prioritize incremental marijuana reform legislation over pushing for full federal legalization, proponents of the former…

December 10th, 2021

LA Times Endorses Safe Injection Sites, New Zealand to Ban Cigarettes By Raising Legal Age, More… (12/9/21)

SAMHSA announces historic harm reduction grants, South Dakota marijuana legalization campaigners say their signature-gathering campaign is going well, Michigan's governor signs a bill easing burdens…

December 8th, 2021

Move to Ease Research Burdens on Schedule I Drugs Gains DEA Support, Colombia Pill Testing, More… (12/7/21)

Language protecting banks doing business with state-legal marijuana firms has been removed from a defense spending bill, Canada's Alberta province is looking into establishing a…