The odds of getting arrested for consuming cannabis are getting smaller.
Two states are voting to permit medical marijuana. Four are voting for legalization.
Democrats Scuttle Marijuana Decriminalization Vote Over Fears of Not Being Deferential Enough to Cop Lobbyists
If Congress is too afraid to vote on marijuana reform, how the hell are they ever going to pass policing reform?
Substituting drug courts for prosecution unfortunately still often leads to incarceration.
Kamala Harris Is So 'Radical,' Trump's Campaign Says, That She Criticized Joe Biden's Criminal Justice Record. So Does Trump.
Harris and Trump are both right that the Democratic nominee has a long record of championing draconian penalties.
The party rejects a position shared by two-thirds of the country (but not its presidential nominee).
The American University professor called for "drug peace" at a time when both major parties were committed to ever-escalating violence.
Despite COVID-19 Lockdowns, Licensed Marijuana Sales Continue in the Vast Majority of States With Legal Pot
Massachusetts is the only state that has closed recreational outlets while allowing medical sales to continue.
Benjamin Netanyahu is appointing a committee that will look into following Canada's example.
A new generation of marijuana prohibitionists is reviving old talking points with vaping products substituting for joints.
The former New York City mayor, who thinks legalizing pot is "one of the stupidest things we've ever done," nevertheless says "putting people in jail for marijuana" is "really dumb."
A lesson for other governments making legalization plans
A ballot measure would create a regulatory framework for recreational sales.
The vast majority of patients with vaping-related lung injuries who used cannabis products said they got them from "informal sources."
While the issue is far from settled, a decline in Canadian beer sales and a drop in binge drinking among college students reinforce the case for a substitution effect.
In one week alone, newly legal dispensaries made $11 million in sales.
Although Cannabis Consumers Who Own Firearms Are Federal Felons, Illinois Says They Can Keep Their Guns
The Illinois State Police confirms that people who try newly legal marijuana are not considered "unlawful users" of narcotics.
Marijuana merchants, restaurants, and "mobile premises" can let customers partake if they get state and local approval.
Which state do you think will be more successful at moving cannabis consumers to the legal market?
The Wall Street Journal Blames Marijuana Legalization for Vaping-Related Lung Injuries, a Black-Market Hazard
The main danger to vapers is illicit cannabis extracts of unknown provenance and composition.
Two Years After Licensed Marijuana Merchants Began Operating in California, They Account for Just a Quarter of Sales
The state's Cannabis Advisory Committee blames high taxes, local bans, and onerous regulations.
Tessa Majors may have been on way to buy illegal pot when she was stabbed to death. But if that's true, it's an argument against prohibition, not for it.
The drug wars will continue until the state gets its cut of the money.
When the government tries to hoover up all the money earned from legalized drugs, this is what happens.
If Biden Won't Support Legalization Until We Know Whether Marijuana Is a 'Gateway Drug,' He Will Never Support Legalization
The correlation between cannabis consumption and use of other drugs is clear, but its meaning remains controversial and probably always will.
The Golden State is still taking punitive, costly, and pointless measures to fight illegal grow operations.
While the Controlled Substances Act generally gives the attorney general the authority to deschedule drugs, it also invokes treaty obligations that seem to preclude doing that with cannabis.
The senator's marijuana legalization plan is heavy on taxes, regulation, and executive power.
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."