decriminalization

Portland Sobering Center Delayed, But How Much Would It Help?

A planned sobering center in Portland, Oregon is mired in controversy. Its opening has been pushed back to fall 2026.…

July 18, 2024

Brazil Supreme Court Decriminalizes Cannabis, an Uneasy Victory

Brazil’s Supreme Court has voted to decriminalize marijuana for personal use, nearly a decade after  the historic trial had its…

July 2, 2024

In Brazil Supreme Court, Historic Decrim Trial Divided on Thresholds

On March 13, the Brazil Senate Committee on Constitution, Justice and Citizenship advanced legislation to criminalize possession of any quantity…

March 19, 2024

Oregon Lawmakers Recriminalize Drugs, Under the Guise of Treatment

On March 1, Oregon legislators approved a bill to recriminalize drug possession, undoing the historic Measure 110 enacted by voters…

March 4, 2024

CT Lawmakers Revive Psilocybin Decrim Bill, Despite Governor’s “Concerns”

Connecticut lawmakers have revived an effort to decriminalize low-level possession of psilocybin, despite the governor’s office recently indicating that it…

February 26, 2024

A Year Into BC Drug Decrim, Opposing Narratives Clash

It’s now been over a year since British Columbia decriminalized adult possession of small quantities of drugs. A three-year pilot…

February 21, 2024

Inside Thailand’s U-Turn on Cannabis Decriminalization

Amongst the throngs of tourists, we spotted the neon green cannabis sign. Initially unexpected, it had become a familiar sight…

February 12, 2024

Oregon Democrats Unveil Bill to Roll Back Drug Decriminalization

A bill in Oregon, backed by Democratic lawmakers, would overturn critical aspects of Measure 110. The ballot initiative, approved by…

January 25, 2024

What’s the Best Way Forward for Psilocybin in Connecticut?

A group of Connecticut lawmakers has heard testimony from advocates and other experts on psilocybin access, mental health and decriminalization…

January 12, 2024

Calls for Coerced Treatment as Oregon Decrim Under Threat

By the time Morgan Godvin stood before a judge in Portland, Oregon, her life had spun out of control in…

January 11, 2024