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North Dakota Stops Arresting Folks for a Little Cannabis—Finally

Half of all drug arrests in the Roughrider State in 2016 were for marijuana.

Mexican President Reveals Plan to Decriminalize All Drugs

In a dramatic policy shift, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador admits that 'prohibition is unsustainable.' He thinks ending it will better protect public health.

It’s a $130 Fine for 3 Grams, Under Hawaii’s Decrim Bill

If Gov. David Ige signs the bill, low-level cannabis possession would only be a ticketable offense starting next year.

Is Wisconsin ‘Behind the Curve’ on Marijuana Laws?

The state is one of just 17 in which the possession, sale, or cultivation of cannabis in any amount can result in criminal prosecution.

Denver Could Decriminalize Magic Mushrooms on Tuesday

The historic vote could open the way for other cities to rethink their policies on hallucinogens. Opponents say it's a bad trip waiting to happen.

Texas Moves Ahead With Weakened Decriminalization Bill

Something's better than nothing: Texas Republicans want more, but Gov. Abbott refuses to consider legalization.

Wisconsinites Want Legal Cannabis, Not Higher Gas Taxes. Who Knew?

A new poll found 59% support for legalizing marijuana and 83% support for medical marijuana. Higher gas taxes? Not so much.

Wisconsin Could Decriminalize Cannabis, Legalize Medical Use

Gov. Tony Evers would allow doctors to recommend medical marijuana. He'd also decriminalize less than 25 grams, and allow expungements of past records.

What Are You Smoking? Episode 67: Talking Expungement with Cage-Free Cannabis

Adam Vine of Cage-Free Cannabis joins the show to talk about how brands can help make it easier to get cannabis-related criminal charges expunged from people's records, and why they should.

Can Texas Build a Working Medical Cannabis Program in 2019?

In 2019 Texans will find out whether lawmakers are ready to build a viable medical cannabis program or whether old-fashioned politics will limit access to effective medicine.

New York City Cannabis Arrests Nosedive 97%

New York Police Department policy reforms took effect hard in September.

White Castle Is Against a Drug Reform Measure. We Asked Them Why.

Why is the purveyor of mid-quality munchies giving thousands of dollars to fight drug reform?

Mexico’s Revolutionary Ruling: How Human Rights Law Defeated Reefer Madness

Leafly interview: Historian Isaac Campos says Mexico has a new role in the world—as a drug reform leader.

FAQ: Mexico Legalized Cannabis? Not Exactly

The change leaves Mexico in a strange spot. Prohibition is technically over, yet nothing has replaced it.

Albuquerque Decriminalizes Cannabis Possession

Instead of jail time and a criminal penalty fee, police would issue a $25 fine for possession of under an ounce of cannabis.

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