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Congressional Committee Discusses How to Legalize Cannabis

While lawmakers seemed to agree on the need to end cannabis prohibition, Wednesday’s hearing highlighted tensions between competing visions of what reform should look like.

Will New York’s New Decriminalization Measure Do Any Good?

Critics say the decriminalization measure won't do enough to combat racial disparities in cannabis arrests. Even the bill’s proponents admit it isn’t everything they wanted.

Oakland City Council Decriminalizes Mushrooms, DMT, Ibogaine

Mushroom trips—which alter one’s sense of self, time, and space—have medical use in treating depression and PTSD, among other uses.

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.

Texas Moves Ahead With Weakened Decriminalization Bill

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

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.

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.

Albuquerque City Council Votes to Decriminalize Cannabis

Late last night, the city council voted 5-4 to decriminalize. The measure now awaits the mayor's signature.

5 Ways New York City Can Reform Its Outrageous Cannabis Policy

Stop arresting people for cannabis is a basic first step. Also, in general, leave people alone.

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