drug policy reform

“Devastating” West Virginia Law Could Practically End Syringe Provision

Over 1,200 West Virginians died of overdose in 2020, new data show—a 45 percent increase from 2019. This coincides with…

April 26, 2021

Advocates Call on Feds to End Fentanyl Analogs’ Schedule I Classification

On April 8, the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) spearheaded a coalition—including the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the…

April 13, 2021

The Student Movement to End the Drug War Has a New Leader

Young people throughout the world drive the movement to end the War on Drugs. They also remain a demographic highly…

March 29, 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

Casey William Hardison: A Clandestine Chemist’s View on Cognitive Liberty

[This article is being published in collaboration with Narcotica, a podcast about drugs and the people who use them, hosted…

February 23, 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

The Biden Administration and Drug Policy: Expectation Versus Reality

As President Joe Biden replaces President Trump, advocates are balancing hope with more realistic expectations about how much progress the…

January 20, 2021

How Some Problematic Provisions Got Added to the Historic MORE Act

The Marijuana Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act, which was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on December 4 by…

December 22, 2020

House Passes the MORE Act in Historic Vote for Federal Marijuana Decriminalization

On December 4, the US House of Representatives passed the Marijuana Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act—the bill that would effectively…

December 4, 2020