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.
Want to join the robotics team? You'll need to pass a drug test first.
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.
It's an unconventional approach befitting of an unconventional presidential candidate.
Lawmakers struggle to pass a bill protecting operators from arrest and prosecution.
Seventeen tons of coke is nothing to sneeze at, but the dangers of the drug were wildly overhyped by law enforcement.
It's not illegal for inmates to have marijuana, but it's still a felony if they try to smoke it.
"After all our service members have sacrificed, how can we penalize them for working in their state's legal economy?"
Clearing the way for additional research into those drugs will help craft public policy regarding their use, and could open the door to additional medical uses.
Thomas J. Franzen is going to prison for ordering too much medicine.
The Fight Conservatives Are Having Over Theocracy and Classical Liberalism Obscures How Beaten Their Movement Is
The postwar era has been an endless series of rebukes to social conservatives—and a win for libertarians.
You can’t overdose on fentanyl simply by touching it.
Giving consumers more accurate dosing for vaped THC is a huge market opportuntiy, but it has important public policy implications too.