Politics + Legalization

Cambodia Issues Asia’s Latest Nicotine Prohibition

On March 23, Cambodia issued a ban on heated tobacco products (HTPs). The move, as reported by the English-language newspaper…

March 25, 2021

New York Reaches Long-Awaited Marijuana Legalization Deal

After months of negotiations, New York lawmakers and the governor have reached a tentative deal on a bill to legalize…

March 25, 2021

New Jersey Police Protest Long-Awaited Marijuana Reforms

On a Jersey Shore boardwalk on March 20, the Ocean County Police Chiefs Association stood together in front of a…

March 24, 2021

NYC Mayoral Forum Grills Candidates on Decriminalization and Overdose

Even before COVID-19 hit the city hard, New York’s elected officials failed for years to slow rising homelessness amid a…

March 19, 2021

Drug Decriminalization Bill Unveiled in Rhode Island

Six Rhode Island senators introduced legislation last week that would end criminal penalties for possessing small amounts of drugs and…

March 18, 2021

Biden’s Likely “Drug Czar” Presided Over Destruction of WV Syringe Program

President Joe Biden is planning to announce Dr. Rahul Gupta as his pick for the director of the Office of…

March 17, 2021

What Will a Legal Cannabis Market Mean for Mexico?

If all goes according to plan, you’ll soon be able to light a joint on a park bench in Mexico…

March 16, 2021

Harm Reduction Services to Get $30 Million in First-Ever Federal Funding

The $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan signed into law last week contained a series of provisions that have excited Democrats…

March 16, 2021

What Made This Rhode Island Legislator Change Her Mind About Vaping?

In September 2019, when cases of “EVALI” lung injuries peaked in the United States and news outlets began aggressively covering…

March 11, 2021

Feds: DC Can Prep for Legal Cannabis Sales Amid Congressional Ban

Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD), a legalization opponent who’s routinely sponsored the amendment to stop DC from spending its own local…

March 9, 2021