Politics + Legalization

Amid the Crisis, Marijuana Legalization in New York Will Have to Wait Again

During New York’s worst health crisis in a lifetime, a deadline came up for the state’s lawmakers to put forth…

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SUD Patients’ Confidentiality a Quiet Victim of the CARES Act

It took COVID-19 to do what the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the American Society of Addiction…

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Pandemic Puts the Brakes on the Psychedelic Decriminalization Movement

As 2020 began, psychedelics advocates throughout the US looked eagerly towards the election cycle and other opportunities. Major cities like…

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US Drug War Exploits Pandemic to Attack Venezuelan Sovereignty

As the coronavirus outbreak escalates, the United States has brought drug-war charges against the democratically elected president of Venezuela, Nicolás…

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San Francisco Cannabis Shops Can Stay Open Amid COVID-19 Lockdown

As people across the US see their lives disrupted by the pandemic, many can at least still get their medical…

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Oregon Takes a Big Step Toward Decriminalizing All Drugs

Oregon drug policy reformers are ahead of schedule in making drug decriminalization and revamped treatment resources a reality. The organizers…

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UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs Once Again Postpones Key Cannabis Vote

The United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) has decided to delay until December a vote due to take place…

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Bloomberg Is Wrong to Throw “Dealers” Under His Campaign Bus

For the first time in US political history, drug policy reform and harm reduction have taken center stage at presidential…

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The Fight to Let Kids Get Medical Marijuana in Schools Comes to Maryland

Many parents feel joy and relief upon finally giving their child medical marijuana to treat debilitating seizures and other conditions.…

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Drug Czar Unleashes Record Budget for Anti-Trafficking Program

President Donald Trump's administration has announced the roll-out of the "largest-ever" baseline budget for a program that coordinates the drug…

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