Politics + Legalization

The “Three Amigos” Summit Promises More Drug War

On January 9 and 10, President Joe Biden made his first visit to Mexico while in office—and the first of…

January 12, 2023

Minnesota Lawmakers Launch 2023 Cannabis Legalization Bill

Minnesota lawmakers have unveiled a marijuana legalization bill and announced next steps to advance the reform in the 2023 legislative…

January 6, 2023

Oregon Is Now Accepting License Applications for Psilocybin Therapy

On January 2, Oregon health officials began accepting license applications from businesses and individuals that want to provide psilocybin therapy…

January 5, 2023

BC Decrim Threshold Was Set for Police, Not People Who Use Drugs

British Columbia is about to become the first Canadian province to decriminalize personal possession of some state-banned drugs—a move that…

January 4, 2023

The Cannabis and Psychedelics Reforms to Watch For in 2023

The year 2022 saw cannabis and psychedelics legislation advance in multiple states. Maryland, Missouri and Rhode Island legalized cannabis, New…

December 27, 2022

California’s Vape Flavor Ban Begins With Confusion, Enforcement Threats

On December 21, California’s nicotine flavor ban finally went into effect, a little more than a month after voters overwhelmingly…

December 22, 2022

Ball in FDA’s Court as Official Review Cites Its Chaos, Opacity Over Vapes

On December 19, the Reagan-Udall Foundation, an independent nonprofit tasked by Congress to help modernize the Food and Drug Administration…

December 20, 2022

DC Decriminalization, Harm Reduction Bill Gathers Momentum for 2023

On December 19, a group of 125 researchers, harm reduction workers, doctors and other experts sent a letter to the…

December 20, 2022

Minnesota Will Legalize Cannabis “By May,” Predicts Governor

The governor of Minnesota says he expects the state to legalize marijuana “by May.” But the House speaker is tempering…

December 19, 2022

Memos Show FDA Overruled Science-Office Call to OK Menthol Vapes

New evidence provides the clearest signal yet that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is opposed categorically to authorizing non-tobacco…

December 14, 2022