marijuana

Why We Should Abandon the Term “Black Market”

As someone who identifies as Black and as an advocate for the end of marijuana criminalization and its harms, I’m…

February 7, 2023

Cannabis Reforms Face Uphill Struggle in “Very Conservative” Indiana

Indiana state lawmakers have filed several bills that would reform the deep-red state's harsh cannabis laws. But despite majority voter…

January 31, 2023

DC Bill Would Pay Out Cannabis Reparations—If Feds Lift Ban

Washington, DC lawmakers have filed a revised bill to create a regulated adult-use cannabis market, despite an ongoing congressional ban…

January 25, 2023

Minnesota Lawmakers Launch 2023 Cannabis Legalization Bill

Minnesota lawmakers have unveiled a marijuana legalization bill and announced next steps to advance the reform in the 2023 legislative…

January 6, 2023

New York Opens First Retail Cannabis Dispensary at 4:20 PM

The first adult-use marijuana sales in New York will take place December 29—at the symbolic time of 4:20 pm, officials…

December 29, 2022

Minnesota Will Legalize Cannabis “By May,” Predicts Governor

The governor of Minnesota says he expects the state to legalize marijuana “by May.” But the House speaker is tempering…

December 19, 2022

Legalization to Worker Protections: Cannabis Reform’s Progress in 2022

Marijuana reform in 2022 ran the gamut, with three new states legalizing cannabis for adult use and an ideologically diverse…

December 13, 2022

Advocates Fear Chilling Effect of Lawsuits on Cannabis Equity Programs

A Los Angeles federal judge has chosen not to allow a lawsuit to stop the city issuing further cannabis equity…

December 12, 2022

CT to Clear Tens of Thousands of Marijuana Records on January 1

The governor of Connecticut announced on December 6 that the state will be automatically clearing records of low-level marijuana convictions…

December 7, 2022

Public Outcry Forces Brazil to Pause Drastic Medical Cannabis Restrictions

In a month of political whiplash for Brazil’s battle over medical marijuana access, public outcry has delayed regulators' bid to…

December 1, 2022