Politics + Legalization

Top NJ Lawmaker’s Spurious Reasons to Keep Cannabis Home Grow Illegal

In New Jersey, where adult-use cannabis is legal, home grow remains criminalized, with penalties of up to five years in…

January 28, 2022

Are We Seeing Early Signs of Common Ground in US Tobacco Control?

On January 27, a group of tobacco control experts published a letter in the American Journal of Public Health (AJPH),…

January 28, 2022

Insurers Illegally Denying Mental Health, Substance Use Disorder Benefits

The US Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and the Treasury released a report on January 25 that suggests…

January 25, 2022

NY Doctors Can Now Recommend Medical Marijuana for Any Condition

As New York prepares the launch of its adult-use marijuana market, the state Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) announced a…

January 25, 2022

Signs of Anxiety in the Anti-Vaping Camp as Big Decisions Brew

Amid a months-long wait for clarity on the future of vaping in the United States, people on all sides of…

January 21, 2022

After a Year in Office, Biden Has Failed to Fulfill His Marijuana Promises

January 20 marks the end of President Joe Biden’s first year in office—and by and large, his campaign promises on…

January 20, 2022

How Port Townsend, Washington, Decriminalized Psychedelics

On December 20, the City Council of Port Townsend, a small city in Jefferson County, Washington, voted unanimously to decriminalize…

January 19, 2022

New Jersey Governor Signs Bills to Expand Harm Reduction

On January 18, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed harm reduction legislation that will expand syringe service programs (SSP) in…

January 18, 2022

London’s Cannabis Diversion Plan Draws Political Fire

The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, is hoping to introduce a scheme that would enable young people to avoid getting…

January 18, 2022

New Vermont Bill Seeks to Decriminalize Drug Possession and Sharing

Vermont Democratic and Progressive lawmakers filed a new bill this week to decriminalize drug possession—a policy they hope will serve…

January 14, 2022