As pot prohibition collapses across the country, that policy is increasingly untenable.
One Reason for New York's Pitiful Rollout of Legal Pot: License Preferences for Victims of Prohibition
More than two years after legalizing recreational use, the state has just a dozen licensed retailers.
Even After Legalization, Maryland Cops Wanted to Search People Based on the Odor of Pot. Legislators Said No.
Police have a long history of using the real or imagined smell of marijuana to justify outrageous invasions.
Possession and home cultivation will be legal as of August 1, and licensed sales could begin in late 2024.
Pot Legalization Is a 'Big Mistake' Only If You Ignore the Value of Freedom and the Injustice of Prohibition
The harm caused by marijuana abuse does not justify reverting to an oppressive policy that criminalized peaceful conduct.
Thanks to the city's Initiative 71, Lit City Smoke Shop is part of D.C.'s thriving weed-gifting industry.
To address an "unpaid debt bubble," the proposed law would dictate contract terms and require regulators to intervene in commercial disputes.
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Correcting the error will require new legislation.
The debate over the details shows that, despite all the talk of treating cannabis like alcohol, legislators are not prepared to fully embrace that model.
Despite his reservations, Gov. John Carney let the bills become law without his signature.
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There's little reason to believe that any of the tactics Republican politicians are proposing would be effective in keeping fentanyl out of the country.
A ballot initiative that would have allowed recreational use was defeated by a large margin in a special election.
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The paper pushes modest reforms while endorsing continued criminalization.
Is it just to punish the many for the excesses of the few?
Because legislators omitted a crucial letter, there is no straightforward way to downgrade convictions for offenses that are no longer felonies.
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Cannabis consumers should have the same commercial leisure spaces that alcohol drinkers do.
The senator bemoans the "cannabis crisis" he helped maintain by blocking the SAFE Banking Act.
Pot Possession Cases Have Plummeted in Federal Courts, but Prior Marijuana Convictions Still Boost Penalties
Federal sentences for simple marijuana possession dropped by 93 percent over seven years.
As the drug war retreats, individualist approaches to substance use and abuse will make us all better off.
A ballot initiative approved in November decriminalizes consumption of natural psychedelics.
The prospects in the next session, when Republicans will control the House, are iffy.
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California Bill Builds on Reforms That Could Herald the Surprisingly Fast Collapse of Psychedelic Prohibition
S.B. 58, which emulates an initiative that Colorado voters approved last month, would legalize the use of five psychoactive substances found in fungi and plants.
The Failure To Enact Marijuana Banking and Crack Sentencing Reforms Is a Window on Congressional Dysfunction
Although both bills have broad bipartisan support, they never got a vote in the Senate and were excluded from the omnibus spending bill.
The Senate majority leader is suddenly keen to pass legislation that he portrayed as a threat to broader reform.
Even States That Have Already Decriminalized Marijuana Use See Fewer Possession Arrests After Legalization
A study credits "an overall lower police search rate," the result of new priorities and legal constraints.
Naloxone could be available without a prescription by spring.
While Biden issued pardons and ordered a review of marijuana's Schedule I status, he still supports the federal ban on weed.
Nearly 20 months after the state legalized recreational use, no licensed pot shops have opened, but the black market is booming.
Legalization is unlikely in the foreseeable future, but banking reform and expungement could be feasible.
Lighter regulation is one likely explanation.
People with money on the line try harder than pundits to be right, and they adjust quickly when they've made a mistake.
Proposition 122 is the broadest liberalization of psychedelic policy ever enacted in the United States.
Two more states legalized recreational marijuana on Tuesday, while decriminalization of five natural psychedelics looks like a winner in Colorado.
Some reformers opposed the initiative, deeming it anti-competitive and needlessly prescriptive.