decriminalization

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

One Year on, Oregon Drug Decriminalization Is Boosting Harm Reduction and Housing

February 1 marks the one-year anniversary since Measure 110 took effect in Oregon, decriminalizing low-level drug possession and increasing funding…

February 1, 2022

After a Year in Office, Biden Has Failed to Fulfill His Marijuana Promises

January 20 marks the end of President Joe Biden’s first year in office—and by and large, his campaign promises on…

January 20, 2022

How Port Townsend, Washington, Decriminalized Psychedelics

On December 20, the City Council of Port Townsend, a small city in Jefferson County, Washington, voted unanimously to decriminalize…

January 19, 2022

Baltimore and Boston’s Non-Prosecution Policies Now at Grave Risk

Two of the most significant figures in the so-called “progressive prosecutor” movement now seem to be off the table as…

January 18, 2022

New Vermont Bill Seeks to Decriminalize Drug Possession and Sharing

Vermont Democratic and Progressive lawmakers filed a new bill this week to decriminalize drug possession—a policy they hope will serve…

January 14, 2022

Is 2022 the Year California Decriminalizes Psychedelics?

California may pass legislation decriminalizing psychedelics before the year is out. Senate Bill 519 would decriminalize personal possession of small…

January 12, 2022

How Decriminalization Impacts Racial Disparities in Cannabis Arrests

Cannabis decriminalization has modestly reduced the disproportionate possession arrests of Black adults compared to white, according to new research. But…

December 29, 2021