Politics + Legalization

Public Outcry Forces Brazil to Pause Drastic Medical Cannabis Restrictions

In a month of political whiplash for Brazil’s battle over medical marijuana access, public outcry has delayed regulators' bid to…

December 1, 2022

Ohio Senate Passes Bill to Expunge Cannabis, “Paraphernalia” Records

The Ohio Senate approved a large-scale criminal justice reform bill on November 30 that contains provisions to protect people from…

December 1, 2022

Safe Consumption Sites: Congressional Report Outlines Ways to Authorize or Ban, as Key Filing Looms

A new report from the Congressional Research Service explains how Congress and President Biden could authorize safe consumption sites (SCS)…

November 29, 2022

Alberta’s New Premier Could Be Even More Anti-Harm Reduction

The new premier of Alberta, Canada, is offering a similar drug policy approach to her predecessor, only worse, a leading…

November 23, 2022

England Recommits to Goal of Making Smoking Obsolete by 2030

Following much uncertainty amid unprecedented political turmoil in the United Kingdom, the country has recommitted to making smoking in England…

November 23, 2022

People Harmed by Drug War Get NY’s First Cannabis Retail Licenses

New York regulators have approved the state’s first-ever licenses for recreational marijuana retailers. Most of the businesses are owned by…

November 21, 2022

What Happens Next After Colorado’s Psychedelics Victory

On November 8, Colorado voters approved Proposition 122 to decriminalize naturally occurring entheogens and create a pathway to legal, licensed…

November 15, 2022

Reform Wins in Midwest, Oakland in 2022 Prosecutor Elections

Do Americans really love the drug war, mass incarceration, and the rest of our litany of criminal injustice? The 2022…

November 15, 2022

Three States Just Rejected Cannabis Legalization. What Are the Lessons?

Maryland and Missouri approved ballot measures to legalize adult-use cannabis on November 8—making a total of 21 states nationwide that…

November 14, 2022

Fundamental Flaws of Tobacco Control Act—and FDA’s Implementation

When Congress passed the the Tobacco Control Act in 2009, it amended the federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to…

November 14, 2022