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April 20th, 2022

NJ Legal Marijuana Sales Begin Tomorrow (4/20), MA Psychedelic Decriminalization Reform Push, More… (4/19/22)

There is a brewing controversy over whether New Jersey cops can smoke weed now that it is legal there, Massachusetts activists plan a psychelic and…

April 19th, 2022

Fruit snack or edible? Study finds some cannabis products look like popular snacks

Some cannabis edibles look remarkably like popular snack foods and may be easily confused for them, finds a new study.

April 19th, 2022

NJ AG Says Cops Can Smoke Pot (But Not on Duty), ME Good Samaritan Improvement Bill Advances, More… (4/18/22)

New York issues its first marijuana grower licences, a Florida drug treatment provider is convicted of a massive drug testing fraud, and more.Marijuana…

April 16th, 2022

Senate Legal Pot Bill Filing Bumped Back; Cops Begin to Move Away from Prextextual Traffic Stops, More… (4/15/22)

Bad behavior by the dope squad in Springfield, MA, leads to a consent decree with the Justice Department, the Senate pot legalization bill won't be…

April 16th, 2022

The Taliban Announces a Ban on Opium. Really? [FEATURE]

On April 3, the Taliban announced a ban on drug cultivation in Afghanistan, for years the world's dominant opium producer, accounting for more than 80 percent of the…

April 15th, 2022

Overdoses Hit Another All-Time High, DE Marijuana Legalization Bills Advance, More… (4/14/22)

Tennessee lawmakers approve a bill allowing retroactive cuts for people sentenced under the state's old school zone drug sentencing enhancement laws, the Pennsylvania Senate has…

April 14th, 2022

Lawmakers Press Drug Companies on Over-the-Counter Naloxone, Dem Voters Say Legal Pot a Priority, More… (4/13/22)

New polls of American and European voters show support for marijuana legalization, Massachusetts prisoners are suing over unreliable drug tests, and more. Marijuana PolicyMajority…

April 13th, 2022

DOJ Issues Guidance on Legal Protections for People on MAT, NJ Recreational Pot Sales Coming Soon, More… (4/12/22)

An Oklahoma psychedelic research bill advances minus a decriminalization provision, Mississippi regulators roll out initial guidelines for the state's medical marijuana programs, and more.[image:1 align:right…

April 12th, 2022

ND Pot Legalization Initiative Campaign Begins, MD Veterans' Therapeutic Psychedelic Bill Advances, More… (4/11/22)

Kentucky's governor is considering exectuive action on medical marijuana as the Senate leadership says it is not interested in passing a bill this year, the…

April 9th, 2022

MA Senate Passes Marijuana Equity Bill, Taliban Poppy Ban Sends Opium Prices Soaring, More… (4/8/22)

A South Carolina medical marijuana bill advances, the Senate is poised to vote soon on a bill to finally eliminate the crack-powder cocaine sentencing disparity,…

April 9th, 2022

In Wake of Pot Shop Shootings, Washington State is Fed Up with Congressional Inaction on Marijuana Banking [FEATURE]

A wave of armed robberies at Washington state retail marijuana outlets has now resulted in three deaths in the month of March, and in rising…

April 8th, 2022

LA House Passes No Pot Smoking in Vehicle Bill, Fight Over Drug Decriminalization Thresholds in BC, More… (4/7/22)

With a medical marijuana bill pending, a North Carolina poll show it has strong support; a Colorado bill to create a psychedelic review panel is…

April 7th, 2022

DC Council Rejects Bill to Effectively Allow Legal Pot Sales, Cops Being Killed in Mexico's Zacatecas, More… (4/6/22)

A Georgia bill that would actually get cannabis oil into the hands of patients goes down, the DC city council narrowly rejects a bill that…

April 6th, 2022

AL Bill Would Require Negative Pregnancy Test for MedMJ Purchases, DE Legal Pot Effort Revives, More… (4/5/22)

The House approves a bill easing barriers to medical marijuana research, meet the three Democrats who voted against marijuana legalization in the House last week,…

April 5th, 2022

Taliban Bans Opium Production, NH House Approves Marijuana Legalization Bill, More… (4/4/22)

Marylanders could get to vote on legalizing marijuana, the Taliban announce an opium ban, and more.Maryland Lawmakers Approve Marijuana Legalization Referendum. The House…

April 2nd, 2022

House Votes to End Federal Marijuana Prohibition by Passing MORE Act [FEATURE]

The House on Friday voted to legalize marijuana, the second time it has done so in two years. House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerrold Nadler's (D-NY)…

April 1st, 2022

House to Vote on MORE Act Tomorrow; KY, SC Medical Marijuana Bills Face Obstacles, More… (3/30/22)

The House is set to approve marijuana legalization for the second time tomorrow, Mississippi lawmakers approve a bill criminalizing the possession of pill presses if…

March 31st, 2022

Babies exposed to cannabis in the womb may be at risk for obesity, high blood sugar

Cannabis use among pregnant women is on the rise and may be associated with negative health outcomes in children, according to a new study.

March 31st, 2022

Amendments Fly as House Legal Pot Vote Looms, Singapore Hangs Man for Drug Trafficking, More… (3/30/22)

A Maryland marijuana legalization bill advances, New Mexico pot shops will open starting Friday, a Georgia therapeutic psychedelic study bill advances, and more.Marijuana…

March 30th, 2022

MI Psychedelic Legalization Initiative Begins Signature Drive, Biden Budget Keeps Ban on DC Pot Sales, More… (3/29/22)

A new anti-drug reform super PAC emerges and targets a GOP congresswoman, Singapore is now set to hang a mentally disabled man on drug charges,…

March 29th, 2022

MA Drug Courts Agree to Allow Medication-Assisted Treatment, CT Psychedelic Treatment Bill Advances, More… (3/28/22)

Illinois Senate Democrats roll out a pair of bills to fight the opioid overdose crisis, South Dakota's governor vetoes a bill removing old pot charges…

March 26th, 2022

Senate Approves Marijuana Research Bill, UT Governor Signs Psychedelic Research Bill, More… (3/25/22)

A bill to establish the East Coast's first psychedelic medicine center is moving in Connecticut, Utah's Republican governor signs a psychedelic research bill, and more.[image:1…

March 25th, 2022

House to Vote on MORE Act Next Week, PA Psilocybin Bill Stalled by Worries Over Mushroom Overdoses, More… (3/24/22)

A spate of fatal pot shop robberies in Washington is leading to calls to pass the SAFE Act, the Mexican military sends reinforcements to Nuevo…

March 24th, 2022

DEA Commits to Expanding Medication-Assisted Treatment, Human Rights Watch Calls for End to US Pot Prohibition, More… (3/23/22)

Rhode Island lawmakers are trying to thrash out agreement on a marijuana legalization bill, the Marijuana Policy Project releases a report on the states lagging…

March 23rd, 2022

VT House Approves Bill to Cut Drug Sentencing, FL House Republicans Kill Fentanyl Test Strip Bill, More… (3/22/22)

A New Hampshire marijuana legalization bill takes another key step toward passage, there's a push for drug decriminalization in Maine, and more.Marijuana PolicyNew…

March 22nd, 2022

Executions of Drug Offenders Surged Last Year, Pot Industry Push for SAFE Banking Act, More… (3/21/22)

A suburban Atlanta prosecutor's big to clamp down on Delta-8 THC products runs into a judicial roadblock, the University of Michigan SSDP chapter is spearheading…

March 19th, 2022

Marijuana for medical use may result in rapid onset of cannabis use disorder

A new study shows that using cannabis products to treat pain, anxiety and depression failed to improve these symptoms while doubling the risk of developing…

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…