legalization

Legalizing Opioids: Three Proposed Models for Non-Medical Use

A rarity among academic papers, a new piece of research proposes models for legalizing opioids for non-medical use. A glut of…

April 19, 2021

New Mexico Just Legalized Marijuana: Here Are the Details

The governor of New Mexico signed a bill on April 12 to legalize marijuana in the state, as well as…

April 13, 2021

What Could Cannabis Reparations Look Like In DC?

Nothing short of a reparative approach to recreational cannabis policy in the District of Columbia will sufficiently address the harm…

February 18, 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

Colombia Weighs Cocaine Legalization Bid, Reboots Aerial Eradication

Colombia, the source of 90 percent of the world's cocaine supply, is split on the political future of its coca…

December 30, 2020

Why a City’s Marijuana Delivery Plan Represents Far More Than Customer Convenience

During the pandemic, services that deliver food and other supplies have become invaluable. Some companies in the industry, such as…

December 15, 2020

How the First Black Surgeon General Was Silenced for Considering Drug Legalization

The movement to decriminalize all drug users has enjoyed historic wins in 2020, surely in part due to activists’ successful…

December 8, 2020

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