The government argued that marijuana users have no Second Amendment rights because they are dangerous, unvirtuous, and untrustworthy.
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Gov. Andy Beshear issued a conditional pardon aimed at protecting people who use marijuana for medical purposes from criminal prosecution.
The senator bemoans the "cannabis crisis" he helped maintain by blocking the SAFE Banking Act.
According to a lawsuit, Amir Worship was sitting on the edge of his bed with his hands raised when an officer shot him, shattering his kneecap.
A documentary short about a woman who takes ayahuasca to alleviate the pain caused by addiction
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Pot Possession Cases Have Plummeted in Federal Courts, but Prior Marijuana Convictions Still Boost Penalties
Federal sentences for simple marijuana possession dropped by 93 percent over seven years.
As the drug war retreats, individualist approaches to substance use and abuse will make us all better off.
Like other authorizations for the use of military force—or AUMFs—it would be an unnecessary, unwise expansion of executive power.
A ballot initiative approved in November decriminalizes consumption of natural psychedelics.
Here's an Officer Who Might Have Actually ODed From Fentanyl Contact—but Not Because He Just Touched It
A North Carolina detective may have inhaled a significant amount during a drug bust.
Defendants say this practice violates the state’s own laws. The attorney general is pushing onward anyway.
The prospects in the next session, when Republicans will control the House, are iffy.
A Former Obama Drug Policy Adviser Blames 'Libertarianism' for 'Fueling San Francisco's Drug Crisis'
Stanford University psychologist Keith Humphreys misconstrues libertarianism and ignores its critique of prohibition's deadly impact.
The year’s highlights in buck passing feature petulant politicians, brazen bureaucrats, careless cops, loony lawyers, and junky journalists.
California Bill Builds on Reforms That Could Herald the Surprisingly Fast Collapse of Psychedelic Prohibition
S.B. 58, which emulates an initiative that Colorado voters approved last month, would legalize the use of five psychoactive substances found in fungi and plants.
The Failure To Enact Marijuana Banking and Crack Sentencing Reforms Is a Window on Congressional Dysfunction
Although both bills have broad bipartisan support, they never got a vote in the Senate and were excluded from the omnibus spending bill.
Q&A with the co-author of Raising the Bar: A Bottle-by-Bottle Guide to Mixing Masterful Cocktails at Home.
Q&A with Jacob Grier, co-author of Raising the Bar: A Bottle-by-Bottle Guide to Mixing Masterful Cocktails at Home.
The legal distinction between the smoked and snorted forms of cocaine never made sense.
A compromise to cram crack sentencing reform into the year-end omnibus spending bill fell apart at the last minute.
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The attorney general's memo to prosecutors is an improvement, but it is no substitute for legislation.
The Senate majority leader is suddenly keen to pass legislation that he portrayed as a threat to broader reform.
The move comes as legislation flounders in Congress to end the crack-powder sentencing disparity once and for all.
These Memos Show That FDA Regulation of E-Cigarettes Is Driven by Dubious Value Judgments Rather Than Science
The agency is determined to ban the flavors that former smokers overwhelmingly prefer. For the children.
Another officer claims to have been laid out just by being close to the drug. That’s not how it works.
Even States That Have Already Decriminalized Marijuana Use See Fewer Possession Arrests After Legalization
A study credits "an overall lower police search rate," the result of new priorities and legal constraints.
The country's strategy ignores the failures of prohibition.
Naloxone could be available without a prescription by spring.
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A Law That Facilitates Cannabis Research Exemplifies the Modesty of the Reforms We Can Expect From Congress
Making it easier for scientists to study marijuana is a far cry from the liberalization that most Americans want.
You can’t turn lives and economies off and on without inflicting lingering harm.
After losing access to opioids, many patients can’t live with constant pain.
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While Biden issued pardons and ordered a review of marijuana's Schedule I status, he still supports the federal ban on weed.
The journalist has taken a great deal of flack—from both sides.
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