Historian Erika Dyck contextualizes the deep roots of and battles over LSD, psilocybin, and other psychoactive substances.
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Research is promising, but drug warriors stand in the way.
The founder of MAPS talks about FDA approval for MDMA-assisted therapy and the "psychedelic renaissance" he has helped create.
The 1988 case highlighted the DEA's stubborn insistence that marijuana has no "accepted medical use."
Although the HHS-recommended change would benefit researchers and the cannabis industry, it would not resolve the conflict between state and federal marijuana laws.
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Painkiller reflects an indiscriminate anti-opioid bias that has caused needless suffering.
The cannabis initiative will appear alongside a measure aimed at protecting abortion rights, which could boost its chances.
The decision casts further doubt on the constitutionality of a federal law that makes it a felony for illegal drug users to own firearms.
Many of the problems the state is experiencing are caused by the continuing impact of prohibition.
Plus: A listener question concerning drug decriminalization and social well-being
Texas A&M placed a professor on paid leave for criticizing Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick in a lecture on the opioid crisis.
A judge's questions about his plea deal should not obscure the point that the law he broke is unjust and arguably unconstitutional.
While the lethal effects of Iran’s booze ban are widely recognized, politicians ignore similar consequences from U.S. drug laws.
Some patients, especially those with opioid addictions, could actually benefit from access to medical marijuana.
His bloody rhetoric undermines his defense of the sentencing reforms he proudly embraced as president.
As pot prohibition collapses across the country, that policy is increasingly untenable.
One Reason for New York's Pitiful Rollout of Legal Pot: License Preferences for Victims of Prohibition
More than two years after legalizing recreational use, the state has just a dozen licensed retailers.
A study suggests that "selectively targeting large-scale drug vendors" on the dark web can succeed where all previous enforcement efforts have failed.
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A House-approved bill that the president supports would expand the draconian penalties he supposedly wants to abolish.
Even After Legalization, Maryland Cops Wanted to Search People Based on the Odor of Pot. Legislators Said No.
Police have a long history of using the real or imagined smell of marijuana to justify outrageous invasions.
Possession and home cultivation will be legal as of August 1, and licensed sales could begin in late 2024.
The imminent expiration of a law that recriminalized drug possession triggered a bipartisan panic.
Pot Legalization Is a 'Big Mistake' Only If You Ignore the Value of Freedom and the Injustice of Prohibition
The harm caused by marijuana abuse does not justify reverting to an oppressive policy that criminalized peaceful conduct.
Thanks to the city's Initiative 71, Lit City Smoke Shop is part of D.C.'s thriving weed-gifting industry.
Correcting the error will require new legislation.
The debate over the details shows that, despite all the talk of treating cannabis like alcohol, legislators are not prepared to fully embrace that model.
Despite his reservations, Gov. John Carney let the bills become law without his signature.
Mifepristone will remain on the market for now with no changes to how it can be prescribed.
The emergence of the animal tranquilizer as an opioid adulterant illustrates once again how the war on drugs makes drug use more dangerous.
Another Federal Judge Rejects the DOJ's Argument That Cannabis Consumers Have No Second Amendment Rights
U.S. District Judge Kathleen Cardone was unimpressed by the Biden administration's argument that marijuana users are too "dangerous" to own guns.
Under the new Kentucky law, state-licensed dispensaries will begin serving qualifying patients in 2025.