decriminalization

Indigenous Groups Object to Proposed Peyote Decriminalization

As the psychedelics reform movement continues to spread across the US, a conflict has developed between some advocates and Indigenous…

May 17, 2021

Vancouver’s Advancing Drug Decriminalization Plan Sparks Controversies

People who use drugs weren’t given a voice in Vancouver’s most recent step towards decriminalization, according to a coalition of…

May 11, 2021

Drug Decriminalization in Oregon: How’s It Going So Far?

Tanesia DeMacon is no stranger to jail. She estimates she was arrested no fewer than 15 times, starting at the…

April 22, 2021

Maine Unveils Legislation to Decriminalize Possession of All Drugs

Maine lawmakers have formally introduced a bill to broadly decriminalize possession of all currently illicit drugs—the latest state-based move to…

April 8, 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

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

Washington Court Decriminalizes Drugs: Will Lawmakers Let It Stand?

In February 2021, two states decriminalized drug possession. One was much anticipated; the other seemed to come out of nowhere.…

March 2, 2021

Uprooting the Drug War: Initiative Details Harms to Immigrants and Much More

Imagine this: Two people walk down opposite sides of Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn. Both are stopped by police and found…

February 16, 2021

As Sex Workers, We Know the “Equality Model” Is a Dangerous Mistake

The general public is perhaps only tangentially aware of sex workers’ rights and the struggles facing our community. If you…

February 10, 2021

Oregon Decriminalization Begins, But It Won’t Be Enough to End ODs

Across the state of Oregon, people found by police to be in possession of small amounts of any controlled substance—from…

February 1, 2021