Politics + Legalization

US Finally Condemns and Sanctions Philippines Drug Warriors

Philippines officials involved in the country's bloody drug war and a subsequent crackdown on opposition are finally facing official condemnation…

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The Futile Cruelty of the US-Led Drug War in Afghanistan⁠—What Now?

A report published last month by the Washington Post—The Afghanistan Papers: A secret history of the war⁠—confirmed what many of…

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Will Research Cannabis Be Freed in 2020?

In August 2019, the Drug Enforcement Administration announced movement on its policy limiting US-based research cannabis cultivation solely to the…

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Frustrations Boil Over Massachusetts Cannabis Equity Delays

Tensions and frustrations building for years have spilled into Massachusetts' cannabis regulatory meetings in the past few weeks. Advocates have…

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More Cannabis Workers Are Unionizing as Legalization Rolls Forward

Cannabis industry workers are winning key battles to unionize and make labor provisions a part of legalization proposals. On January…

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The Mental Gymnastics of Anti-Vaping Legislators

With a new round of legislative hearing looming ahead there is no doubt that vaping—and various prohibition strategies—will be at…

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California’s Mushroom Decrim Campaign Cleared to Begin Voter Signature Drive

The effort to decriminalize and legalize psilocybin mushrooms throughout California has received official approval to move forward. Decriminalize California, the…

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Protests as Cuomo Blocks Addiction Meds Access for Poor New Yorkers

Late on January 1, Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a last-minute veto on a bill that would have ended barriers for…

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Flavored Vapes: The Partial US Ban Brings Very Mixed Feelings

It was a cold, rainy morning when I walked into “Happy Habits,” our local vape store in the Hudson Valley.…

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World’s First Psilocybin Mushroom Policy Panel Starts Work in Denver

The first ever Psilocybin Mushroom Policy Review Panel in the US is about to start work in Denver, Colorado. In…

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