cannabis

My Psychedelic Love Story: An Interview With Filmmaker Errol Morris

On the surface, Joanna Harcourt-Smith had the kind of life many people dream of. As a young socialite in the…

November 24, 2020

Celebrate the Drug Policy Wins, But Don’t Accept Drug Exceptionalism

Election day brought an unprecedented wave of victories for drug policy reform ballot measures in the United States. Oregon passed…

November 10, 2020

Voters Approve All Seven Marijuana-Legalization Initiatives Across Five States

In a night without an immediate clear winner for the White House, we are certain of this: Marijuana legalization triumphed…

November 4, 2020

Montana Leads the Nation in Black Marijuana Arrest Rates. Will It Legalize?

Montana's voters have the chance to legalize marijuana for adult use on November 3. If voters approve reforms in the…

November 2, 2020

Most of South Dakota’s Drug Arrests Are for Marijuana. Legalization Beckons.

Marijuana prohibition in South Dakota falls heavily on Black and Native American residents. They are disproportionately targeted for arrests, and…

October 29, 2020

San Francisco’s Cannabis Equity Program Hits Milestone But Still Falling Short

On October 9, San Francisco’s first Latina-owned cannabis dispensary opened in the Union Square neighborhood. The owner, Cindy De La…

October 20, 2020

Michigan’s New Marijuana-Conviction Expungement Law: Pros and Cons

On October 12, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D) signed into law a series of criminal justice reform bills. Among these…

October 14, 2020

Colorado Governor Pardons Thousands of People With Marijuana Convictions

Colorado Governor Jared Polis (D) took executive action on October 1 to pardon nearly 3,000 people with low-level marijuana convictions.…

October 2, 2020

Drug Policy Reform in Missouri: City-Level Progress, Strong Headwinds

A Missouri mayor recently announced a plan to pardon people with marijuana and psilocybin convictions. His reform follows other city-level…

September 24, 2020

Why Historic House Marijuana Legalization Vote Has Been Pushed Back

An historic House of Representatives vote on a federal marijuana legalization bill, orginally slated for this month, has been pushed…

September 23, 2020