A new report looks at decades of troubling trends of bad convictions in murder, rape, and drug cases.
Ten years after Colorado and Washington embraced legalization, the movement looks unstoppable.
As per usual, politicians' response to negative effects of the drug war is…more drug war.
Pregnant and postpartum women arrested on minor drug charges can find themselves locked up for months in Etowah County.
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Young Adults Used Pot and Psychedelics in Record Numbers Last Year, While Adolescent Drug Use Fell Sharply
The results confirm that the ongoing collapse of marijuana prohibition has not boosted underage consumption.
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Senate Candidate Dr. Oz, Who Once Sang Pot's Praises, Now Thinks Supporting Legalization Is Clearly Crazy
The former TV doctor, who two years ago said "we ought to completely change our policy on marijuana," mocks his opponent for agreeing.
The California governor argued that the bill could lead to "a world of unintended consequences."
It’s a small step toward breaking down barriers between patients and innovative medicine.
The CDC, which issued disastrous pain treatment advice in 2016, is still pushing a narrative contradicted by recent data.
The millennial news site called them hypocrites, but Greg Gutfeld and Kat Timpf have a long history of advocating drug legalization.
It is unclear if, or when, she could be freed by a prisoner exchange
Brittney Griner's 9-Year Sentence Highlights Stark Differences Between Russian and U.S. Pot Penalties
Travelers caught with small amounts of marijuana at the U.S. border face much less severe punishment.
Supervised facilities aim to make a dent in the dramatic increase in overdose deaths.
San Francisco's New D.A. Leans Into Prohibition, Will Roll Back Plea Agreements Offered by Her Predecessor
"We have to make changes now to save lives," Brooke Jenkins said, announcing tougher penalties for fentanyl dealers.
With 28 percent of Americans trying hallucinogens, the days are numbered for bans.
How Many People Have To Be Assaulted or Killed Before Chuck Schumer Stops Resisting Marijuana Banking Reform?
The Senate majority leader has repeatedly blocked a bill that would address the robbery threat to state-licensed pot shops.
The Senate majority leader’s marijuana bill would pile on more taxes and regulations, despite years of complaints about the barriers they create.
The Senate majority leader's 296-page bill would compound the barriers to successful legalization.
The agency’s policies would boost the black market and smoking-related deaths.
SCOTUS Rules That Doctors Who Write Prescriptions in Good Faith Can't Be Convicted of Drug Trafficking
The unanimous decision will rein in prosecutions that have long had a chilling effect on pain treatment.
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Xiulu Ruan, a pain specialist, was sentenced to 21 years in federal prison for prescribing opioid analgesics "outside the usual course of professional medical practice."
Samuel Alito Thinks It's Obviously Absurd To Suggest That Drug Prohibition Violates the Constitution
The justice overlooks the long American tradition of pharmacological freedom and the dubious constitutional basis for federal bans.
The proposed rule, which targets the cigarettes that black smokers overwhelmingly prefer, will harm the community it is supposed to help.
Congress Won't Legalize Pot Anytime Soon, but It Could Protect Marijuana Businesses by Passing Banking Reform
Chuck Schumer seems less interested in achieving cannabis reform than in making political hay from his inevitable failure.
Congress Should Not Legalize Marijuana, Marco Rubio Says, Because Black-Market Weed Is 'Laced With Fentanyl'
The Florida senator has a long history of defending prohibition, but it has not improved his arguments.
Instead of building on Republican support for federalism, they seem determined to alienate potential allies.
The state's regulators plan to start accepting applications from manufacturers and "service centers" on January 2.
Majority Leader Chuck Schumer worries that approving the SAFE Banking Act would make broader changes less likely.
The federal mandatory minimum didn't leave many options.
Previous efforts languished in committees.
Child care workers benefit from state subsidies. They’re fighting against possible cuts by encouraging regressive taxes that fuel a new drug war.
A proposed commercial by dispensary-locator company Weedmaps was sacked by NFL and NBC suits.
A medical myth that responders can overdose by touching or inhaling synthetic opioids may lead to harsher jail sentences.
The San Fransicko author on fighting homelessness and mental illnesses without shredding civil liberties.
If Chuck Schumer Supports Marijuana Legalization, Why Did He Nix a Bill That Would Have Helped Pot Businesses Use Banks?
Stranger still, the leading drug policy reform organization supported Schumer's obstruction.
If only they would apply that lesson to other goods and services.
Mail-Order Abortion Pills, Now Officially Authorized by the FDA, Pose an Insoluble Problem for Legislators Who Want To Ban the Procedure
Federal regulators have permanently lifted a requirement that mifepristone be dispensed in person.
Less punitive responses to drug addiction are good, but what about people still stuck in federal prison?
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