Ben Adlin

Portland, Maine, to Decriminalize Psychedelic Plants and Fungi

The City Council in Portland, Maine, has voted to deprioritize the local enforcement of laws against psychedelic plants and fungi,…

October 4, 2023

“Our Reparations”—Black PA Lawmakers Demand Equity in Legalization

A group of Pennsylvania lawmakers spoke on September 22 about the path ahead for marijuana legalization in the state, emphasizing…

September 25, 2023

Oregon to Weigh Recriminalizing Drug Possession, Adding New Penalties

A group in Oregon wants to criminalize drug possession again, having unveiled two versions of a would-be ballot initiative that…

September 20, 2023

Refunds for Vacated WA Drug Possession Convictions Hit $10 Million

Since an online portal launched in late July, Washington State officials have approved more than $276,000 in reimbursements to people whose…

September 14, 2023

Journal Retracts Study That Linked Vaping to Liver Disease

A study linking the use of nicotine vapes to liver disease has been retracted after its authors failed to reply…

July 21, 2023

Vape Pricing Critical If FDA Limits Nicotine in Cigarettes, Study Finds

Moves by regulators to limit the nicotine content of cigarettes would encourage people to buy full-nicotine cigarettes from illegal sources,…

June 6, 2023

Australia’s New Vape Crackdown Incentivizes Smoking, Critics Say

Australia’s government is intensifying its tight restrictions on nicotine vapes, announcing a ban on the sale of all nonprescription vaping…

May 15, 2023

Situation Looks “Dire,” Say Opponents of Oregon Vape Flavor Ban

Oregon lawmakers are attempting to ban sales of flavored vaping and tobacco products in the name of reducing youth nicotine…

April 17, 2023

“Lawmakers Have to Google It”: Inside the Struggle to Regulate Kratom

Dozens of legislatures across the United States are currently weighing how to regulate or ban kratom, a plant with mild…

March 28, 2023

Vermont Has Multiple New Drug Decriminalization Bills

Vermont lawmakers have introduced four major drug policy reform proposals in March. Two of the bills would decriminalize simple possession…

March 14, 2023