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Illinois Set to Become the First State to Eliminate Cash Bail Published February 1, 2021

Biden Ending Federal Contracts With Private Prisons; Private ICE Detention Continues Published January 28, 2021

Detained Immigrants Face Retaliation Over COVID Hunger Strike Published January 12, 2021

Can Psychedelics Help Alleviate Racial Trauma? Published January 6, 2021

Denver Sued by Advocates for Raiding Homeless Camps Published December 24, 2020

How Legal Marijuana Will Be Decriminalized and Sold in New Jersey Published December 23, 2020

Michigan the Latest State to Address Driver’s License-Suspension Injustice Published December 21, 2020

Eureka, California, Drives Out Its Syringe Service Program Published December 17, 2020

Voters Approve All Seven Marijuana-Legalization Initiatives Across Five States Published November 4, 2020

Montana Leads the Nation in Black Marijuana Arrest Rates. Will It Legalize? Published November 2, 2020

Most of South Dakota’s Drug Arrests Are for Marijuana. Legalization Beckons. Published October 29, 2020

ACLU Sues Minneapolis for Raiding Encampments of Unhoused People Published October 26, 2020

Inside the CDC Data That Confirm the Pandemic Is Driving Up Overdose Deaths Published October 22, 2020

On the Ballot: Psychedelic Reform Measures in Oregon and DC Published October 21, 2020

San Francisco’s Cannabis Equity Program Hits Milestone But Still Falling Short Published October 20, 2020

California May Restore Voting Rights to Over 55,000 People With Felony Records Published October 19, 2020

“A Perfect Example of Targeting”—Marijuana Injustice in Southeast Brooklyn Published October 15, 2020

Why Private Prisons Are Spending a Fortune on 2020 Republican Candidates Published October 14, 2020

Michigan’s New Marijuana-Conviction Expungement Law: Pros and Cons Published October 14, 2020

Despite Immunity Law, Virginia Woman Charged After Calling 911 for Alleged Meth Crisis Published October 8, 2020


How Will You Talk to Your Kids About Drug Safety? Published October 6, 2020


Colorado Governor Pardons Thousands of People With Marijuana Convictions Published October 2, 2020

Ann Arbor, Michigan Decriminalizes Psychedelics—But Cuts Key Defunding Provision Published October 1, 2020


Drug Policy Reform in Missouri: City-Level Progress, Strong Headwinds Published September 24, 2020


Major Report Sheds Light on Europe’s Changing Drug-Use Patterns Published September 23, 2020


Why Historic House Marijuana Legalization Vote Has Been Pushed Back Published September 23, 2020


A Record Means Discrimination—But National Expungement Week Is Here Published September 18, 2020


As New Jersey Cops Arrest 100 People Daily for Marijuana, Will the State Legalize? Published September 16, 2020


Researchers Confirm the Lifesaving Power of a Safe Supply of Drugs Published September 16, 2020


Utah’s Overdose Spike and a Green Substance Known as “Hulk” Published September 10, 2020

The Impact of Family Members’ Incarceration on Black Women’s Mental Health Published September 9, 2020

Can LSD Microdosing Be a Potent Weapon Against Pain? Published September 3, 2020

Follow the Money: Why Marijuana Research Tells Us the Same Old Story Published September 2, 2020

Pennsylvania Now Lets You Get Naloxone by Mail Published August 27, 2020

What Marijuana Legalization Would Mean for Criminal Justice in Arizona Published August 24, 2020

Breaking Down a Model Bill to Decriminalize All Drugs Published August 20, 2020

Drive to Free Black Woman With Marijuana Life Sentence Exposes “Habitual Criminal” Laws Published August 19, 2020

Inside the Work of a New York Psychedelic Trip Guide Published August 18, 2020

How Would Dismantling the DHS Affect the War on Drugs? Published August 12, 2020

Will Californians Vote to Eliminate Cash Bail in November? Published August 10, 2020


Black Residents Subject to 97 Percent of Marijuana Arrests, Citations in Albany Published August 6, 2020


Twenty High-Risk Kentucky Counties Still Don’t Have Syringe Exchange Published August 5, 2020

New Jersey Bill Could Belatedly Release One in Five People From Prison Published August 3, 2020

The Political Fight to Avoid an Evictions Catastrophe Published July 30, 2020

Eight in 10 Democrats Want Marijuana Legalization. Why Doesn’t the Party? Published July 29, 2020

Californian Cannabis Tax Revenues Are Used to Boost Police Budgets Published July 23, 2020

A Unanimous Decision From St. Louis Lawmakers to Close Its Notorious Jail Published July 22, 2020

How Washington, DC’s Lack of Statehood Hurts Black and Poor Residents Published July 20, 2020

Why Are Black Arrest Rates for Marijuana Rising in Los Angeles? Published July 16, 2020

Texas Is Now the Epicenter for Coronavirus in Carceral Settings Published July 15, 2020

Joe Biden’s Criminal Justice Reform Task Force Passes on Marijuana Legalization Published July 13, 2020

St. Louis Is a Big Step Closer to Closing the Workhouse Published July 9, 2020

Despite Voting Rights Reform, Many People With Felonies Excluded From NJ Primary Published July 8, 2020

Researcher Charles Nichols Studies the Impact of Psychedelic Substances on Inflammation Published July 8, 2020

New Spike in Coronavirus Cases Could Further Worsen Overdose Crisis Published June 30, 2020

Support, Don’t Punish 2020: A Global Day of Action Against the Drug War Published June 25, 2020

Fighting Racism in a Small, Conservative Town in New Jersey Published June 10, 2020

Local and National Efforts Focus on Stopping Police “No-Knock” Raids Published June 9, 2020

LSD Is Surging in Popularity. New Research Unpacks the Trends. Published June 4, 2020


California Sheriff Sued for Keeping People Jailed as COVID-19 Rages Published June 4, 2020

Trump’s War on “Antifa” Promises Political Persecution of Activists Published June 3, 2020

US Forces Deployed to Colombia to Help Wage Futile War on Cocaine Published June 1, 2020

“The Waterboarding of Drugs!”—Hasan Minhaj Blasts “Rigged” Marijuana Industry Published May 27, 2020

No Evidence Prenatal Cannabis Exposure Causes Cognitive Impairment, Finds Major Review Published May 20, 2020

Indiana Syringe Exchange May Shut Down Next Month Amid Prosecutor’s Opposition Published May 18, 2020

Fiscal Crisis for Cities and States Threatens Harm Reduction Funding Published May 14, 2020

Cannabis Industry Demands That the DEA Keep Out of Marijuana Research Published May 13, 2020

Cooperative Weed: Can A Democratic Workplace Revolutionize Legal Cannabis? Published May 11, 2020

Joe Biden’s Unwelcome Plan to Expand Coerced Treatment and Drug Courts Published May 7, 2020

SSDP Conference: Ending Mass Incarceration Takes More Than Drug Policy Reform Published May 6, 2020

“A Load Off Your Chest”—Criminal Record Expungement During the Pandemic Published May 4, 2020

Cambridge, MA Scores Key Court Win for Equity in the Cannabis Industry Published April 29, 2020

How Bars and Nightclubs Can Help Prevent Fentanyl-Involved Deaths Published April 28, 2020

Until Next Time: California’s Mushroom Decriminalization Effort Ends Published April 22, 2020

ACLU Underlines That Racial Justice Takes More Than Just Marijuana Legalization Published April 22, 2020

Pressure Builds on ICE to Release Far More People During Pandemic Published April 17, 2020

Fighting the Health Threats of Loneliness as We Flatten the Curve Published April 16, 2020


Pandemic Hits Sexual and Reproductive Health Efforts Worldwide Published April 14, 2020

NY Gov. Cuomo Signs Away Bail Reforms Despite COVID-19 Decarceration Calls Published April 9, 2020

Protecting the Right to Vote During the Pandemic Published April 8, 2020

Amid the Crisis, Marijuana Legalization in New York Will Have to Wait Again Published April 3, 2020

Pandemic Puts the Brakes on the Psychedelic Decriminalization Movement Published April 1, 2020

COVID-19 Is Especially Devastating for Black and Brown Americans Published March 26, 2020

“Ticking Time Bombs”—Congressmembers Urge Releases From Federal Prisons Published March 25, 2020

When Methadone Clinics Support Patients Who Use Marijuana Published March 23, 2020

San Francisco Cannabis Shops Can Stay Open Amid COVID-19 Lockdown Published March 19, 2020

“The End Is Just the Beginning”: Where Farming Gets Psychedelic Published March 18, 2020

Why Midwestern Farmers Are Facing a Suicide Crisis Published March 17, 2020

The Incarcerated Population Is Especially Vulnerable to Coronavirus Published March 12, 2020

San Diego County Lawmaker Pushes to End Syringe Exchange Ban Published March 11, 2020

Worldwide, Executions for Drug-Law Violations Are Increasing Again Published March 5, 2020

UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs Once Again Postpones Key Cannabis Vote Published March 5, 2020

How Former Soviet Countries Are Suppressing Harm Reduction “Propaganda” Published March 5, 2020

Trump’s Ignorant Demand That Colombia Resume Aerial Spraying of Coca Crops Published March 4, 2020

How Sage Institute Is Putting The ‘Psychedelic’ Back in Ketamine Therapy Published March 3, 2020

Nebraska Property Tax Hawks Aid Fight To Pass Medical Marijuana Ballot Measure Published March 2, 2020

First Psychedelic Research Company Going Public in Canada Published March 2, 2020

Community Outrage at Oakland Homeless Camps Enforcement Proposal Published February 27, 2020

The Fight to Let Kids Get Medical Marijuana in Schools Comes to Maryland Published February 26, 2020

The Pittsburgh Steelers Want to Help Expunge Your Criminal Record Published February 24, 2020

Lawsuit Over Equity Plan Sees Cambridge, MA Pause All New Cannabis Businesses Published February 20, 2020

Journal Retracts Study That Falsely Associated E-Cigarettes With Heart Attacks Published February 20, 2020

Some Residents, Officials Gang Up Against Syringe Exchange in Chico, CA Published February 19, 2020

Colorado Marijuana Money Funds Cleaner Highways And Anti-Bullying Programs Published February 18, 2020

The Promise and Limitations of Potential Marijuana Decrim in Virginia Published February 18, 2020

Utah Woman Heralded for Naloxone Save, But State Doesn’t Fund Distribution Published February 13, 2020

Will “Sobering Centers” Help People Who Use Methamphetamine? Published February 12, 2020

Olympia’s “Mitigation Site” No Long-Term Homelessness Solution Published February 10, 2020

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