legalization

Voters Approve All Seven Marijuana-Legalization Initiatives Across Five States

In a night without an immediate clear winner for the White House, we are certain of this: Marijuana legalization triumphed…

November 4, 2020

Montana Leads the Nation in Black Marijuana Arrest Rates. Will It Legalize?

Montana's voters have the chance to legalize marijuana for adult use on November 3. If voters approve reforms in the…

November 2, 2020

Most of South Dakota’s Drug Arrests Are for Marijuana. Legalization Beckons.

Marijuana prohibition in South Dakota falls heavily on Black and Native American residents. They are disproportionately targeted for arrests, and…

October 29, 2020

San Francisco’s Cannabis Equity Program Hits Milestone But Still Falling Short

On October 9, San Francisco‚Äôs first Latina-owned cannabis dispensary opened in the Union Square neighborhood. The owner, Cindy De La…

October 20, 2020

Colorado Governor Pardons Thousands of People With Marijuana Convictions

Colorado Governor Jared Polis (D) took executive action on October 1 to pardon nearly 3,000 people with low-level marijuana convictions.…

October 2, 2020

Why Historic House Marijuana Legalization Vote Has Been Pushed Back

An historic House of Representatives vote on a federal marijuana legalization bill, orginally slated for this month, has been pushed…

September 23, 2020

As New Jersey Cops Arrest 100 People Daily for Marijuana, Will the State Legalize?

Will New Jersey become next state to fully legalize marijuana? It's one of four that could take the step this…

September 16, 2020

Black Residents Subject to 97 Percent of Marijuana Arrests, Citations in Albany

While the state of New York decriminalized marijuana possession for personal use in 2019, its capital, Albany, has been reserving…

August 6, 2020

Why Are Black Arrest Rates for Marijuana Rising in Los Angeles?

Although California legalized marijuana over two years ago, racial disparities in arrests for the drug are worsening in its largest…

July 16, 2020

Pleasure, Delayed: This Juneteenth Should Include Freedom to Use Drugs

This year, Juneteenth is taking its rightful place as a more meaningful celebration of freedom than July 4 ever could…

June 19, 2020