marijuana

Will New York’s Adult-Use Cannabis Licensing Repair Drug-War Harms?

New York State legalized adult-use cannabis through the legislature in early 2021, and is slowly moving forward with implementation. Currently,…

May 27, 2022

Rhode Island Becomes the 19th State to Legalize Marijuana

The governor of Rhode Island signed a bill on May 25 to legalize marijuana, making it the 19th state to…

May 26, 2022

Massachusetts Moves Toward a Fairer Marijuana Legalization Model

On May 18, the Massachusetts House finally answered the calls of cannabis advocates, passing a number of sweeping marijuana reforms…

May 24, 2022

“A Dire Public Safety Issue”: Cannabis Regulators Push Congress for Accessible Banking

As lawmakers work to advance marijuana banking reform, a coalition of cannabis regulators representing 40 states and United States territories…

May 18, 2022

Austin’s Decision to Decriminalize Cannabis, Ban “No-Knock” Raids

Voters in Austin, Texas, approved Proposition A on May 7, which decriminalizes cannabis and prohibits "no-knock" police raids. An overwhelming…

May 13, 2022

South Dakota Voters Likely to Approve Cannabis Legalization—Again

On May 3, activists in South Dakota submitted petitions to put adult-use cannabis legalization on the ballot in November 2022.…

May 5, 2022

One Drug Dominates Our Prison’s Supply. We Don’t Know What It Is.

During the pandemic, the Michigan Department of Corrections suspended all Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, “substance abuse” classes and support groups, many…

April 27, 2022

Voting Begins on Marijuana Decrim, No-Knock Warrants Ban in Austin

Early voting kicked off in Austin, Texas on April 25, giving voters a chance to decide on a local initiative…

April 25, 2022

Ben & Jerry’s Launches 4/20 Campaign, Calls Out Senate for Stalling on Marijuana Legalization

It’s not just traditional advocates and stakeholders who are fed up with Senate inaction on marijuana legalization. Even the ice…

April 18, 2022

Federal Legalization Still Wouldn’t Free All Cannabis Prisoners

"Tell everybody in this government that y’all need to let everybody out of jail for selling weed before y’all start…

April 7, 2022