decriminalization

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

Drug Decriminalization Inches Closer in Saskatoon, Canada

The Saskatoon Board of Police Commissioners (SBPC) met on April 21 to discuss the decriminalization of drug possession in Saskatchewan's…

April 28, 2022

Michigan Has Real Shot at First-in-the Nation Psychedelic Decrim Victory

Activists in Michigan are hitting the streets to make their state the first to decriminalize possession of psychedelic drugs. Despite…

April 5, 2022

Could Canada’s New Political Alliance Speed Drug Decriminalization?

Two of Canada’s left-of-center parties have entered an agreement that will prop up the government in exchange for an expansion…

March 24, 2022

Students Launch Bid to Decriminalize All Drugs in Ann Arbor, Michigan

A student group has launched a campaign to decriminalize drug possession and low-level distribution in Ann Arbor, Michigan, after months…

March 18, 2022

Refelonizing Fentanyl After Tragedy Will Worsen Colorado’s Overdose Crisis

The political response to a tragedy in Colorado threatens incremental drug policy progress in the state. On February 20, five…

February 24, 2022

What Are the Prospects for Canada’s Federal Drug Decriminalization Bill?

Right now, cities and provinces around Canada are pursuing decriminalization in piecemeal fashion. Recently, British Columbia and its largest city…

February 16, 2022

Washington State’s $125 Million Drug War Restitution Plan Is Only a Start

Washington Governor Jay Inslee (D) wants to invest $125 million each year, funded by cannabis tax revenue, into communities most…

February 11, 2022

Proposed Drug-Decrim Ballot Initiative All Set in Washington State

Washington State activists have filed a proposed ballot initiative that would remove criminal penalties for simple drug possession and direct…

February 8, 2022