"It's like taking a chemical helicopter ride above my life," says psychotherapist Charles Wininger. "Then I can come back down and rededicate myself to the way I want to be living."
The original formulation of OxyContin didn’t create the opioid crisis, argues psychiatrist Sally Satel, and removing it from the market didn’t make the problem go away.
A 71-year-old therapist comes out of the "chemical closet" to promote MDMA as a means of self-discovery
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The MORE Act, which would repeal federal prohibition, is scheduled for a vote this week.
Gallup shows 68 percent supporting legalization.
Amidst the anger and nastiness, there are real signs that America is thriving.
Tax hikes? Drug wars? Racial Preferences? Not today.
Yesterday's Clean Sweep for Drug Policy Reform Suggests That Prohibition May Collapse Sooner Than Expected
Ballot initiatives continue to reverse marijuana prohibition while making the treatment of other drugs less oppressive and more tolerant.
American voters have the chance to usher in a few libertarian policies this election, courtesy of these state ballot measures.
Drug courts and mandatory treatment models often lead right back to incarceration.
The U.S. incarceration rate peaked in 2008, but it's good to see two "law and order" candidates talking about clemency.
The position is likely the strongest any major-party candidate for president or vice president has taken on the issue in such a prominent venue.
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?
A proposed bipartisan change in pretrial detention rules could free thousands annually.
Measure 110 would reduce felony convictions for drug possession by an estimated 95 percent.
Substituting drug courts for prosecution unfortunately still often leads to incarceration.
Once a staunch prohibitionist, the Democratic vice-presidential pick is arguably the most libertarian senator on marijuana.
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.
The Decriminalize Nature D.C. initiative has gathered enough signatures to land on the ballot this November.
Drug prohibition increases conflict between citizens and the police.
For half a century, Grinspoon tirelessly advocated a more rational and tolerant approach to marijuana and other psychoactive substances.
While there are still numerous barriers to access in Louisiana's medical marijuana system, a specific list of "qualifying conditions" will no longer be one of them.
We need to remove all the ways that government deters people from seeking treatment.
The hemp boom has failed to materialize, and regulatory uncertainty is to blame.
Charlotte Figi, Who Showed Americans the Value of Medical Marijuana, Dies of COVID-19 Complications at Age 13
A strain of CBD oil used to treat children with a rare epileptic disorder is named after her.
Police departments turn to summons instead of processing people into cells—a change they should keep after this is all over.
Federal judge confirms ruling that it doesn’t violate federal “crack house” law.
A new generation of marijuana prohibitionists is reviving old talking points with vaping products substituting for joints.
The long, strange, and unfinished trip of a sitcom-writing legend who turned right after the Cold War, co-founded a podcast empire, turned on to psychedelics, and got turned off to politics.
Government solutions to the opioid overdose crisis have contributed to the problem, and no candidate really wants to acknowledge it.
In New Hampshire, Biden says marijuana should be "basically legalized." That's an accurate representation of his proposed policies, but it also shows how he's lagging on the issue.
A lesson for other governments making legalization plans
The Austin City Council Voted for Marijuana Reform. Austin's Police Chief Says He'll Keep Arresting People.
Council member Gregorio Casar: "I think the state of Texas should come out of the Stone Ages and not only decriminalize but legalize marijuana in the state."
The former Rhode Island governor and senator said state-level legalization efforts are “interesting, positive experiments.”
A reduced emphasis of busting low-level dealers and users would be good news for scaling back the drug war.
In one week alone, newly legal dispensaries made $11 million in sales.
“Incarceration should not even be a response to drug possession.”
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.
There are no supervised injection facilities openly operating in the United States. That might change soon.
When the vice president's son was caught using illegal drugs, he escaped legal problems. We should all be so lucky.