legalization

Oregon Licences Its First Psilocybin Manufacturers

The first two psilocybin manufacturers have been licensed to operate in Oregon, where they will grow and sell mushrooms. State…

April 11, 2023

“Lawmakers Have to Google It”: Inside the Struggle to Regulate Kratom

Dozens of legislatures across the United States are currently weighing how to regulate or ban kratom, a plant with mild…

March 28, 2023

Peru’s Coca Reform Chance Disappears Amid Political Crisis

A deadly crackdown on political protests in Peru continues, as President Dina Boluarte tries to silence calls for her to…

January 19, 2023

The Cannabis and Psychedelics Reforms to Watch For in 2023

The year 2022 saw cannabis and psychedelics legislation advance in multiple states. Maryland, Missouri and Rhode Island legalized cannabis, New…

December 27, 2022

Colorado Passes Historic Psychedelics Legalization Measure

Colorado voters approved an initiative on the ballot to legalize possession of certain psychedelics and create psilocybin “healing centers” on…

November 10, 2022

Congressional Delegation to Colombia Discussed “Failed” US Drug War

A congressional delegation returned from a visit to Colombia this week, and a congressman who was part of the trip…

October 20, 2022

California’s Psychedelic Decrim Bill Was Gutted and Pulled; It Should Be Back in 2023

The sudden collapse of a California bill to decriminalize possession of psychedelics is a major setback for advocates, but they…

August 18, 2022

Colombia’s New President Wants to End the Drug War. Can He Succeed?

President Gustavo Petro of Colombia was sworn in on August 7. And he devoted much of his inauguration speech to…

August 9, 2022

Our Pathways to the Legal Regulation of All Drugs

Amid a century-long drug war in the United States, things are getting worse. Currently, over 100,000 annual deaths are attributed…

July 14, 2022

We Can Still Stop the Cannabis Monopolies

If you think two or three powerful companies owning and controlling the sales of all regulated marijuana sounds like a…

February 2, 2022