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December 7th, 2021

MO, OH GOP Lawmakers File Legal Marijuana Bills, UK PM Takes Aim at Posh Drug Users, More… (12/6/21)

Republican lawmakers in Missouri and Ohio roll out marijuana legalization legislation, the New York Times reports that the Syrian government is a major trafficker of…

December 4th, 2021

Groups Call on Congress to Reject Biden Fentanyl Scheduling Proposal, FL MedMJ Privacy Protection Bill Filed, More… (12/3/21)

A new bipartisan federal bill aims to help states and localities with marijuana expungement efforts, New York state adjusts its COVID quarantine policies for drug…

December 3rd, 2021

Austin Initiative Would Decriminalize Pot, Ban No-Knock Raids; VT Medical Society Wants THC Limits, More… (12/1/30)

Evo Morales marches back into Bolivia's capitol alongside the current president, the Vermont Medical Society wants to limit THC in marijuana available in the state,…

December 3rd, 2021

MN MedMJ Patients to Get Access to Edibles, DEA Increases Research Quotas for Psychedelics, More… (12/2/21)

Georgia's parliament toughens that country's drug laws, the Rhode Island ACLU announces a settlement in a medical marijuana employment discrimination case, and more.Medical…

December 2nd, 2021

Why cannabis smells skunky

As cannabis is legalized in more areas, it has become increasingly popular as a medicinal and recreational drug. This plant produces a pungent, skunk-like odor…

December 1st, 2021

NYC Opens Nation's First Official Supervised Injection Sites, Toronto Moves Toward Drug Decrim, More… (11/30/21)

A pair of supervised injection sites are now operating in New York City, NORML issues a report on marijuana legislative victories in the states, and…

November 30th, 2021

FL Drug Decriminalization Bill Filed, UAE Reforms Drug Laws, Guide for Psychedelic Churches, More… (11/29/21)

The Chacruna Institute releases a guide for psychedelic churches, the Justice Department says the Bureau of Prisons short-changed up to 60,000 First Step Act prisoners…

November 27th, 2021

MA Poll Finds Public Happy with Legal Weed, Mexico Senate Moving on Marijuana Legalization, More… (11/26/21)

Pennsylvania medical marijuana regulators take aim at vape products, Mexican cartel violence flares in Sonora and Zacatecas, and more.Marijuana PolicyMassachusetts Poll Finds Majority Think…

November 25th, 2021

SD Marijuana Legalization Initiative Ruled Unconstitutional, New Zealand Legalizes Drug Checking, More… (11/24/21)

A federal jury finds major drugstore chains culpable in two Ohio counties' opioid crisis, St, Louis decriminaizes pot possession, and more.Marijuana PolicySouth Dakota…

November 24th, 2021

NY Pot Arrests Go Up in Smoke, TX Pot Poll, SD MedMJ Program Issues First Patient Card, More… (11/23/21)

St. Louis aldermen move to end fines for pot possession and allow personal cultivation, New York marijuana arrests are declining dramatically, and more.Marijuana…

November 23rd, 2021

CT Health Officials Confirm First Actual Case of Fenantyl-Laced Marijuana, ICC Temporarily Suspends Philippines Probe, More… (11/22/21)

An Illinois judge rules the odor of raw marijuana is no longer a basis for a vehicle search, an Ohio move to legalize marijuana is…

November 20th, 2021

OR Has Another $270 Million for Drug Treatment Programs, Germany to Legalize Marijuana, More… (11/19/21)

Germany is moving to legalize marijuana, DC is moving to legalize marijuana sales, and more.Marijuana PolicyDC Council Holds Hearing on Legal Marijuana Sales…

November 20th, 2021

Oregon Drug Decrim is Slashing Drug Arrests, Massively Funding Services [FEATURE]

In a groundbreaking move a year ago now, Oregon voters approved decriminalization for personal use amounts of all illicit drugs, with Measure 110 passing with…

November 19th, 2021

Capitol Hill Democrats Divided on Marijuana Reform Progress, Adminstration Releases Model Naloxone Legislation, More… (11/18/21)

South Dakota lawmakers are ready to take up marijuana legalization in the next session, the drug czar suggests the pandemic-related easing of methadone restictions could…

November 18th, 2021

Drug ODs Top 100,000 in One Year, GOP Federal Marijuana Legalization Bill Filed, More… (11/17/21)

A Czech marijuana magazine editor gets convicted of promoting "toxicomania," the DEA has to return money it stole from Americans in two separate cases, New…

November 16th, 2021

IN Democrats Call for Marijuana Legalization, PA ACLU Opposes Parental Drug Screening Bill, More… (11/15/21)

Renewed clashes between prison gangs linked to rival drug cartels left at least 68 more dead over the weekend, an Oklahoma marijuana legalization initiative gets…

November 13th, 2021

CO Announces New, Stricter MedMJ Rules; German Coalition Nearing Deal on Marijuana Legalization, More… (11/12/21)

A New Jersey judge's ruling keeps an Atlantic City needle exchange program alive (for now), the Scottish government is trying to find a way to…

November 12th, 2021

Three Senate Dems Seek Pardons for Nonviolent Marijuana Prisoners, MS MedMJ Will Have to Wait, More… (11/11/21)

Massachusetts legislation would legalize health insurance coverage for medical marijuana, federal lawmakers seek language in Justice spending bill to protect legal marijuana states, and more.[image:1…

November 11th, 2021

OK Supreme Court Throws Out $465 Million J&J Opioid Settlement, Detroit Dope Squad Probe Ends More… (11/10/21)

Civil rights groups ask for expanded clemency options for federal prisones sent home during the pandemic emergency, an Ohio bill would greatly expand the state's…

November 10th, 2021

HUD to Continue Evicting Residents for Marijuana Use, Singapore Drug Execution Delayed, More… (11/9/21)

Another poll has a solid national majority for marijuana legalization, an Ohio judge gets punished for jailing a court spectator for refusing a drug test,…

November 9th, 2021

GOP Federal Marijuana Legalization Bill Coming, Mexico Blames US Guns for Bolstering Cartels, More… (11/8/21)

A Malaysian man set to be hanged in Singapore over 43 grams of heroin has won a temporary reprieve, our supply chain woes include 72,000…

November 7th, 2021

Another AR Marijuana Legalization Initiative Filed, Furor Over Looming Singapore Drug Execution, More… (11/5/21)

Critics chide the new drug czar over his perfomance in West Virginia, a third marijuana legalization initiative has been filed in Arkansas, and more. [image:1 align:right…

November 5th, 2021

New Gallup Poll Shows Continuing Strong Support for Pot Legalization, Mexico Michoacan Massacre, More… (11/4/21)

A Congressional Research Service report shows easy off-ramp for federal pot prohibition, a new Gallup poll shows marijuana legalization retains strong majority support, and more.[image:1…

November 4th, 2021

Detroit Voters Approve Psychedelic Reform, Philadelphia Voters Approve Pot Legalization Measure, More… (11/3/21)

Election Day brought a pair of big city victories for drug reform, Mississippi's governor wants a more restrictive medical marijuana proposal before he will call…

November 3rd, 2021

Opioid Makers Win One in California Court, NH Marijuana Legalization Bill Filed, More… (11/2/21)

The DC council retreats from language that would have threatened a crackdown on the city's marijuana "gift economy," a California court rules in favor of…

November 2nd, 2021

Rahul Gupta Confirmed as ONDCP Director, PA Pot Poll, Colombia Coca Growers Seize Solders, More… (11/1/21)

The nation has a new drug czar, Italian activists hand in hundreds of thousands of signatures to try to get a marijuana and psychoactive substances…

October 29th, 2021

NY MedMJ Dispensaries Can Now Sell Smokeable "Whole Flower," SD Panel Calls for Legal Weed, More… (10/28/21)

An asset forfeiture battle pits Kansas deputies and federal prosecutors against Missouri medical marijuana companies, a South Dakota legislative panel recommends the state legalize marijuana…

October 28th, 2021

HHS Secretary Vows More Federal Support for Harm Reduction, Poll Shows Support for DC Drug Decrim, More… (10/27/21)

Arkansas could soon see two seperate marijuana legalization initiative campaigns, a new poll shows DC voters are ready for drug decriminalization, and more.Marijuana…

October 27th, 2021

MD Pot Poll, Detroit Will Vote on Psychedelic Reform Next Week, More… (10/26/21)

The DEA selects some old blood to review its overseas operations, a new Maryland poll shows a slight decline in support for marijuana legalization–but still…

October 26th, 2021

Luxembourg Set to Legalize Marijuana, OH GOP Marijuana Legalization Bill Coming, More… (10/25/21)

New Hampshire continues as the lone northern New England holdout on marijuana legalization, Luxembourg is now set to become the first European country to free…

October 22nd, 2021

Canada's Trudeau Urged to Decriminalize Drugs, Spain's Socialists Reject Marijuana Legalization, More… (10/21/21)

Britain's Labor leader rejects drug decriminalization, Spain's ruling Socialists reject marijuana legalization, Peruvian coca growers protest, and more.[image:1 align:left]InternationalBritish Prime Minister Says He Will Examine…

October 21st, 2021

Senate Democrats Move to Allow Legal DC Marijuana Sales, Ecuador State of Emergency for Drugs, More… (10/20/21)

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken is confronting drug policy issues as he visits Latin America this week, New York tells employers it can't test…

October 20th, 2021

Baltimore No Drug Possession Arrest Policy is Working; Naloxone Shortages, Price Hikes Amid Overdose Surge, More… (10/19/21)

The South Dakota legislature continues to tangle with marijuana policy, Pennsylvania's Republican-led legislature is dithering on making fentanyl test strips legal, and more.Marijuana…

October 19th, 2021

DEA Unveils Massive Increase in Research Quotas for Marijuana, Psychedelics, More… (10/18/21)

A leading Florida Democratic gubernatorial contender calls for marijuana legalization, a Maine law easing up on needle possession goes into effect, and more.     …

October 16th, 2021

CDC Reports Record Drug Overdose Toll, UN Report on Arbitrary Detention in War on Drugs, More… (10/15/21)

Baltimore drug arrests are down dramatically thanks to a policy shift by the local prosecutor, Virginia has sealed the records of more than 64,000 small-time…

October 15th, 2021

Book Review: The Dope [FEATURE]

The Dope: The Real History of the Mexican Drug Trade by Benjamin T. Smith (2021, W.W. Norton, 462 pp, $30 HB)[image:1 align:left]This past weekend, top-level…

October 14th, 2021

SD Activists Begin 2022 Marijuana Legalization Initiative Drive, Report on Racial Disparities in State Prisons, More… (10/13/21)

A pair of GOP Ohio lawmakers prepares a marijuana legalization bill, the Sentencing Project releases a new report on differential racial incarceration rates in the…

October 13th, 2021

Booker & Warren Call on DOJ to Deschedule Marijuana; US & Mexico Meet to Forge New Relations on Crime & Drugs, More… (10/12/21)

California's governor vetoes a "contingency management" drug treatment bill, a pair of progressive senators call on the Justice Department to deschedule marijuana, and more.[image:1 align:left…

October 9th, 2021

Breast milk of marijuana users does not hurt short-term health of early premature infants, long-term effects still unknown

Researchers compared early preterm infants who were fed breast milk from THC-positive mothers to those who were fed either formula or breast milk from THC-negative…

October 9th, 2021

NY Governor Signs Package of Bills Aimed at Curbing OD Crisis, CA Governor Signs Hemp Regulation Bill, More… (10/8/21)

Another poll has two-thirds support for freeing the weed, Oklahoma activists file initative petitions to legalize marijuana, and more.Marijuana PolicyYet Another Poll Finds…