decriminalization

Oregonians Strongly Support Their State’s Drug Decriminalization

A strong majority of Oregonians continue to support Measure 110, the state's historic drug decriminalization initiative that voters approved almost…

September 14, 2022

San Francisco Decriminalizes Plant-Based Psychedelics

On September 6, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to decriminalize a group of naturally occurring psychedelics, or…

September 8, 2022

California’s Psychedelic Decrim Bill Was Gutted and Pulled; It Should Be Back in 2023

The sudden collapse of a California bill to decriminalize possession of psychedelics is a major setback for advocates, but they…

August 18, 2022

San Francisco Launches Bid to Decriminalize Psychedelics

City lawmakers in San Francisco have introduced a resolution to decriminalize naturally occurring psychedelics, or “entheogens.” The measure would remove criminal…

July 27, 2022

Our Pathways to the Legal Regulation of All Drugs

Amid a century-long drug war in the United States, things are getting worse. Currently, over 100,000 annual deaths are attributed…

July 14, 2022

Vermonters Overwhelmingly Back Drug Decriminalization. Will Lawmakers Listen?

A large majority of people in Vermont—84 percent—support removing criminal penalties for low-level drug possession, according to a poll released…

July 1, 2022

Oregon’s Decrim Funding Has Been a Trial to Implement. Better Is to Come.

On February 1, 2021, Oregon became the first state in the nation to decriminalize drug possession, after ballot Measure 110…

June 6, 2022

British Columbia Will Decriminalize Drug Possession

British Columbia has become the first jurisdiction in Canada to receive the federal green light to decriminalize drug possession. On…

June 1, 2022

Austin’s Decision to Decriminalize Cannabis, Ban “No-Knock” Raids

Voters in Austin, Texas, approved Proposition A on May 7, which decriminalizes cannabis and prohibits "no-knock" police raids. An overwhelming…

May 13, 2022

WA Ballot Measure to Decriminalize Drugs Has Early Poll Lead

As a signature drive kicks off in Washington State to qualify a drug decriminalization measure for November’s ballot, newly released…

May 2, 2022