California is turning to tech solution to clear bureaucratic hurdles.
A comparison with other states finds "no statistically significant long-term effects" on violent or property crime rates.
Senate hearing shows, once again, why marijuana needs to be decriminalized at the federal level.
The MORE Act combines laudably broad legalization and expungement provisions with taxes and spending that may alienate potential Republican allies.
RIP Mark Kleiman, Who Brought Rigor, Dispassion, and Candor to a Frequently Overheated Drug Policy Debate
The widely quoted and consulted academic died yesterday at the age of 68.
Should federal marijuana reform be tied to a broader "racial justice" agenda?
Survey data contradict fears that underage cannabis consumption would rise after states allowed recreational use by adults.
John Hickenlooper's Bragging About the Pot Legalization Measure He Opposed Shows That Reality Can Change People's Minds
Colorado's former governor came around on the issue when he realized that legalization was not the disaster he had anticipated.
A solid majority of congressmen, including 41 Republicans, voted for a spending rider that bars the Justice Department from interfering with the legalization of cannabis for medical or recreational use.
"After all our service members have sacrificed, how can we penalize them for working in their state's legal economy?"
The answer may depend on how you measure patients' legal access to cannabis.
The Seattle festival's organizers argue that banning signs referring to state-licensed cannabusinesses violates the state and federal constitutions.
The Oakland City Council unanimously approved a city ordinance decriminalizing "entheogenic plants."
The researchers found no statistically significant relationship between testing positive for THC and contributing to accidents.
New York legislators also are taking another shot at legalization.
Decriminalize Denver campaign director Kevin Matthews speaks about his winning strategy and the new frontier of drug policy.
As a Deadline for Legalizing Marijuana in Illinois Approaches, a New Poll Finds Strong Public Support
According to the survey, three-fifth of voters think pot should be legal for recreational use.
Anti-prohibitionists are now trying to help those still impacted by old drug convictions.
A Sniff by a Pot-Detecting Dog Requires Probable Cause and Does Not Justify a Search, Says Colorado Supreme Court
Marijuana legalization changes the constitutional status of canine olfactory inspections.
The tourist mecca will be one of the few U.S. jurisdictions that give visitors a place where they can legally use the marijuana they can legally buy.
Illinois Survey That Supposedly Shows Support for Legalizing Marijuana Is 'Dwindling' Actually Shows It Is Rising
An anti-pot group's own polling shows that support for legalization is up by 78 percent since November 2017.
High taxes and harsh regulations lead to a $223 million cut in budget projections.
The host of Hamilton's Pharmacopeia is already exploring what a post-prohibition world is going to look like.
The host of Hamilton's Pharmacopeia is exploring what a post-prohibition world will look like.
Psychonautical Journalist Michael Pollan Says the FDA, Not Voters, Should Decide Who Gets to Use Psilocybin
The approach Pollan prefers will not get us to the destination he says he wants to reach.
The case against prohibition cannot depend on persuading people that certain substances are benign and beneficial.
The surprise results will embolden efforts by activists in other states to legalize psilocybin for medical and religious use.
UPDATED: What Does the Failure [or Success!] of Denver's Psilocybin Initiative Mean for the Future of Pharmacological Freedom?
Majority support for legalizing marijuana does not mean most Americans believe people have a right to control what they put into their bodies.
"Whether you're using this plant for a medical reason, or a spiritual reason, or a recreational reason, you should not be going to jail or losing your children for it."
The one potential holdout? Joe "gateway drug" Biden.
Erik Altieri of NORML sees a bright future for American pot.
The black market is how you get things done when government gets in the way.
The New Jersey senator says there's nothing funny about pot busts that warp people's lives.
In states where you can legally buy pot, finding places where you can legally use it is still a challenge.
New Mexico is on track to become the 11th legalization state.
"Millions of people have been arrested for the possession or use of marijuana. Many can't afford bail-further punishing those who are poor," says Gabbard.
Can Congress order federal courts to expunge records, and can it do so without a motion?
Democrats approached the issue carefully in 2016. Now six presidential candidates are all-in for complete reform.
Easing pot prohibition is doing what the failed war on drugs never could.