Lawmakers struggle to pass a bill protecting operators from arrest and prosecution.
Booker would move the process away from prosecutors and into the White House.
Seventeen tons of coke is nothing to sneeze at, but the dangers of the drug were wildly overhyped by law enforcement.
A Judge Called His Mandatory Sentence 'Excessive' and 'Wrong.' Less Than a Year Later He Died In Federal Prison
Frederick Turner was sentenced to a mandatory 40 years on nonviolent drug and firearm charges. He ended up in a high-security federal prison, and now he's dead.
It's not illegal for inmates to have marijuana, but it's still a felony if they try to smoke it.
"All we want to do is save some young people from dying needlessly," says former Gov. Ed Rendell, who's on the board of Safehouse, the nation's first supervised injection site to operate out in the open.
1,051 Crack Sentence Reductions Illustrate Painful Progress Toward a Less Mindlessly Punitive Justice System
On average, crack offenders who have benefited from the FIRST STEP Act will serve 14 years instead of 20.
Thomas J. Franzen is going to prison for ordering too much medicine.
The Oakland City Council unanimously approved a city ordinance decriminalizing "entheogenic plants."
Meanwhile, Ross Ulbricht has to spend life in prison without parole.
An ACLU brief bolsters the state's case, arguing that people reasonably expect information about the medications they take will be kept confidential.
You can’t overdose on fentanyl simply by touching it.
Alabama is one of the least transparent states in the U.S. when it comes to civil asset forfeiture. That could be changing.
Giving consumers more accurate dosing for vaped THC is a huge market opportuntiy, but it has important public policy implications too.
This is the nature of government. It can't stop the flow of illicit substances in a sealed and militarized building that's under its total control.
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 Bexar County District Attorney plans to stop prosecuting people for trace drug amounts and less than one ounce of pot in order to focus resources on violent crime.
Contradictory responses to a request for autopsy reports illustrate how law enforcement agencies take advantage of a broad exception to the state's public records law.
Forensic Experts Find 'No Evidence' That Houston Narcs Who Killed Dennis Tuttle and Rhogena Nicholas Encountered Gunfire As They Entered the House
The physical evidence at the scene seems inconsistent with the story told by the officers who conducted the no-knock drug raid.
The settlement is the latest in a string of costly settlements resulting from violent drug raids by Detroit police that left family pets dead.
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed three bills to limit civil asset forfeiture.
The case against prohibition cannot depend on persuading people that certain substances are benign and beneficial.
More than half of the 120 defendants in a notorious 2016 police raid were never even alleged to be gang members.
Jeffrey Stringer was sentenced to life in prison for a drug offense.
Dennis Tuttle and his wife, Rhogena Nicholas, who was shot twice, were pronounced dead shortly after police invaded their home based on a "controlled buy" that never happened.
It's fair to take the cops' account with a grain of salt.
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A Mother Spends a Week in Jail, Is Fired From Her Job, and Temporarily Loses Her Kids After a Police Mix-Up
Ashley Foster was jailed and inspected by child protective services for a mistake beyond her control.
Experiments in California show that the government can quickly and efficiently expunge thousands of marijuana convictions. There's no reason it shouldn't.
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Sarah Rose Siskind's monthly show Drug Test is creating a world of educated psychonauts one trip at a time.
Alabama Police Ruined a Couple's Lives Over $50 of Weed. Now the Charges Against Them Have Been Dropped
Greg and Teresa Almond filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the Randolph County Sheriff's Department after it raided their house and seized their savings for a misdemeanor pot offense.
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They made 50 arrests, but almost all were for immigration offenses.
Greg and Teresa Almond lost their house after a financially devastating drug raid involving civil asset forfeiture.
"I think the way to go is to permit a more federal approach so states can make their own decisions," Barr told the Senate Appropriations Committee on Wednesday.
States do not necessarily distinguish between hemp and marijuana, and the FDA looks askance at medical claims.