The party rejects a position shared by two-thirds of the country (but not its presidential nominee).
Plus: More (bad, weird, and occasionally good) new state laws that start taking effect today.
For half a century, Grinspoon tirelessly advocated a more rational and tolerant approach to marijuana and other psychoactive substances.
Michael Thompson is serving a 40- to 60-year sentence for a pot crime in a state where both recreational and medicinal marijuana are currently legal
After seven years of litigation, a Kansas couple finally obtains some compensation for a comically inept drug raid.
A Formerly Secret Memo Explains the DEA's Long Delay in Approving New Producers of Marijuana for Research
The Justice Department concluded in 2018 that an anti-drug treaty requires stricter controls than the DEA originally planned.
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.
New York's New Budget: No Legal Weed, No Fracking, No Flavored Vapes, No Police Transparency. But You Get E-scooters!
If only everybody weren’t stuck in their homes.
New York Times columnist and Decadent Society author defends prohibitionism in a conversation on The Fifth Column.
After a State-Authorized Medical Marijuana Patient Had an Epileptic Seizure and Crashed Her Car, Police Arrested Her for Driving With 'Marjuana in Her System'
The case illustrates the injustice and irrationality of Pennsylvania's "zero tolerance" approach to stoned driving.
Even in California, Nearly All Patients With Vaping-Related Lung Injuries Used Black-Market THC Products
A study in a state where marijuana is legal confirms the predominant role of cannabis products from illegal sources.
The former New York City mayor has never been good at concealing his conviction that he is smarter and better than the rest of us.
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.
Nearly 66,000 cases are covered, dating back to 1961.
The former New York mayor is being called a racist for his former support of searching young minorities without cause.
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.
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
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."
Gov. Gina Raimondo wants to sell weed to balance the state's budget.
"I would have to grow at least three times as many plants under the USDA rule to produce the same amount of CBD as I get out of one plant now."
The vast majority of patients with vaping-related lung injuries who used cannabis products said they got them from "informal sources."
New Mexico Medical Marijuana Supplier Wins First Amendment Challenge to the State Fair's Absurdly Broad Censorship
The overturned rules banned microscopes and shovels as drug paraphernalia and prohibited pictures of cannabis or the equipment used to grow it.
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.
A Christmas Miracle: Washington Court Overturns Marijuana Sign Rules That Banned String Lights Spelling 'Pot'
A judge concluded that the restrictions violate the state constitution's free speech guarantee.
The government and the press focus on newfangled contraptions instead of drug-related harm.
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.
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.
When the government tries to hoover up all the money earned from legalized drugs, this is what happens.
To his credit, Biden responded by calling for the decriminalization of marijuana and for releasing marijuana prisoners.
The House is simultaneously advancing bills that would legalize marijuana and ban the vast majority of vaping products.