Politics + Legalization

Black Residents Subject to 97 Percent of Marijuana Arrests, Citations in Albany

While the state of New York decriminalized marijuana possession for personal use in 2019, its capital, Albany, has been reserving…

August 6, 2020

Eight in 10 Democrats Want Marijuana Legalization. Why Doesn’t the Party?

Seventy-eight percent of Democrat voters want it. Nearly all of the Democratic presidential candidates wanted it. Ten Democrat-run states and…

July 29, 2020

PANDA: The Birth of a Pan-American Drug-User Alliance

You can draw interwoven lines of suffering right down through the Americas. British Columbia, Canada has announced 175 illicit-drug overdose…

July 20, 2020

Convenient Charges for New Orleans DA Candidate Leave Dire Incumbent Favorite

At the end of June, New Orleans City Councilman Jason Williams was indicted on federal tax fraud charges. When Williams…

July 14, 2020

Joe Biden’s Criminal Justice Reform Task Force Passes on Marijuana Legalization

Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders’ "Unity Task Force"⁠—six committees set up to shape policies in an attempt to unite the…

July 13, 2020

Movement for Black Lives Wants Congress to End the Drug War

The federal war on drug users would likely be brought to its knees with the passage of the Movement for…

July 9, 2020

Vape Bans Are Creating a Thriving Illicit Market

On a normal day, Nic Holden makes $150 selling liquid nicotine out of his car. For the past month, he…

July 8, 2020

PA Plan to Limit DA Candidates to Career Prosecutors Swipes at Progressives

The latest manifestation of Pennsylvania’s political culture-gap, with its stark split between progressive cities and conservative small-town and rural areas,…

June 18, 2020

Hong Kong’s Rejection of Vapes Ban Could Have Welcome Influence

The Coalition of Asia Pacific Tobacco Harm Reduction Advocates (CAPHRA) has won an important victory. On June 2, the Hong…

June 16, 2020

Scrutinizing Bernie Sanders’ 10 New Prosecutor Endorsements

When it comes to candidates for top prosecutor in many of America’s biggest cities, Bernie Sanders’ previous endorsements have foreshadowed…

June 15, 2020