cannabis

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

Californian Cannabis Tax Revenues Are Used to Boost Police Budgets

How are tax revenues from legal marijuana being spent in California, the nation’s largest state? To a large degree, they…

July 23, 2020

How Washington, DC’s Lack of Statehood Hurts Black and Poor Residents

A debate over democracy and racial justice is raging on the federal government’s doorstep. On June 26, the House of…

July 20, 2020

Why Are Black Arrest Rates for Marijuana Rising in Los Angeles?

Although California legalized marijuana over two years ago, racial disparities in arrests for the drug are worsening in its largest…

July 16, 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

Thank Earlier LGBTQ+ Activists for the Marijuana Wins We Enjoy Today

This month, as we celebrate Pride, it’s important to remember our roots. These include the LGBTQ+ leaders who laid the…

June 22, 2020

Giving Alcohol, Nicotine, Marijuana to Isolated Homeless People Is Harm Reduction

Seeking positives in current times can feel futile. But for drug policy reformers, there are a few. San Francisco and…

June 3, 2020

“The Waterboarding of Drugs!”—Hasan Minhaj Blasts “Rigged” Marijuana Industry

If the marijuana industry is consolidating among large corporations, while Black and Brown people continue to be shut out and…

May 27, 2020

No Evidence Prenatal Cannabis Exposure Causes Cognitive Impairment, Finds Major Review

There is no significant evidence showing that cannabis use during pregnancy leads to cognitive impairment in children, shows a new…

May 20, 2020

Cannabis Industry Demands That the DEA Keep Out of Marijuana Research

A national cannabis trade group is publicly calling for the federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to keep its hands off…

May 13, 2020