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.
This Was the Decade When Politicians Stopped Panicking About Marijuana and Started Panicking About Nicotine
Despite notable progress in policies regarding pot and psychedelics, the war on drugs always finds new targets.
The drug wars will continue until the state gets its cut of the money.
Afghanistan taught us the risks of miring troops in entrenched domestic security problems.
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.
Once again, underground suppliers step in when over-regulated markets can’t satisfy customers.
Deaths continue to rise, thanks to increased use of less-safe black market pain pills.
Naama Issachar, a 26-year-old woman who was arrested while catching a connecting flight in Moscow, was charged with drug smuggling.
“As though the only way that we can relate with other countries in the world is by bombing them.”
Policies aimed at curtailing the harms caused by substance abuse may instead magnify those harms.
Next week, the Berkeley city council will consider a measure to decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms and other "entheogenic" substances.
A RAND report highlights the importance of new synthesis methods, cheap international shipping, and online distribution aided by privacy-protecting technologies.
The agency takes one small, mostly symbolic step for kind bud.
Nonmedical use of prescription analgesics did not become more common, but it did become more dangerous.
Americans Spend Nearly As Much on Illegal Drugs As They Do on Booze, Which Shows What a Ripoff Prohibition Is
A new RAND report puts spending on marijuana, heroin, methamphetamine, and cocaine at $146 billion in 2016.
A drug bust gone wrong in a Pittsburgh suburb leaves the suspect dead, an agent injured, and kids and shoppers terrified.
It would allow adults, age 21 and older, to visit official service centers on the recommendation of a medical professional
The bipartisan bill says "using drugs or illegal substances to cause a person to engage in a commercial sex act" or in any kind of labor counts as human trafficking.
As Opioid Prescriptions Surged in Germany, Opioid Addiction Held Steady, While Opioid-Related Deaths Fell
The data reinforce the point that there is no straightforward relationship between pain pill consumption and overdoses.