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Vermonters Overwhelmingly Back Drug Decriminalization. Will Lawmakers Listen?

A large majority of people in Vermont—84 percent—support removing criminal penalties for low-level drug possession, according to a poll released…

July 1, 2022

A Pandemic of Anxiety in Prison

For several months, the country's COVID cases have been in a relative downtrend. In the free world, many people can…

July 1, 2022

Protests Urge NY Gov. to Roll Out Safe Consumption by Executive Action

On June 29, simultaneous protests in Manhattan and Albany urged New York Governor Kathy Hochul (D) to use her executive…

June 30, 2022

After Colombia’s Election, What Are the Prospects for Better Drug Policy?

Colombia’s federal election this month brought victory for Gustavo Petro, who is seen as the first left-winger to win the…

June 29, 2022

Win for Law Professors in Key Prosecutor-Accountability Bid

Arthur Applbaum, a prominent Harvard Kennedy School ethics professor, scandalized the legal world in the 1990s when he said that…

June 29, 2022

Win for Pain Patients as SCOTUS Cuts DEA’s Power to Persecute Prescribers

On June 27, the United States Supreme Court ruled 9-0 that the government cannot rightfully prosecute prescribers for violating the…

June 28, 2022

US Drug Czar Acknowledges the Medical Value of Marijuana

On June 27, the White House "drug czar" recognized the therapeutic potential of marijuana in pain treatment, and said that…

June 28, 2022

Congressional Report Calls for Drug Policy Review of Psilocybin Access, Hemp Use and Cannabis Research

House Appropriations Committee leaders are calling for a federal review of psilocybin policy, utilizing hemp as an alternative to Chinese…

June 27, 2022

Does Gun Control Have to Mean a “War on Guns”?

On June 25, President Biden signed into law the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, the bill introduced in the wake of…

June 27, 2022

Oregon County Considers Banning Legalized Psilocybin Therapy

Linn County, a mostly rural area of Oregon, is considering banning psilocybin services. In November 2020, Oregon voters approved legalizing…

June 24, 2022