New Mexico voters strongly favor marijuana legalization and half back drug decriminalization, poll shows

A strong majority of New Mexico voters are in favor of legalizing marijuana with social equity provisions in place, and about half support decriminalizing drug possession...

AOC wants to work with Republicans to legalize marijuana and end War On Drugs

Democrats and Republicans might be divided on a number of major policy issues, but Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said on Thursday that ending the drug war...

Mexican Senate will vote on marijuana legalization bill by end of October, majority leader...

The Mexican Senate will likely vote on a bill to legalize marijuana within the next two weeks, the chamber's majority leader recently said. Activists have been eagerly...

Federal agency says USDA’s hemp rules “stifle” industry growth and hurt small businesses

The federal Small Business Administration (SBA) is calling on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to make a series of changes to its proposed hemp rules...

Pennsylvania governor again calls on lawmakers to legalize marijuana

The governor of Pennsylvania is at it again, delivering yet another speech on Tuesday about the need to legalize marijuana in the state. For someone who just...

House Democrats keep marijuana banking protections in revised COVID bill after delaying legalization vote

A slimmed-down coronavirus relief bill that House Democrats released last Monday again includes marijuana banking protections. Despite pushback from GOP lawmakers who challenged the germaneness of including the...

Nebraska activists unveil new medical marijuana initiative for 2022 following Supreme Court defeat

Nebraska activists last Monday announced they are filing a new medical marijuana ballot initiative after an earlier version got shot down by the state Supreme Court this month. The...

If reducing harm to society is the goal, a cost-benefit analysis shows cannabis prohibition...

The case for a referendum on New Zealand's cannabis law was already urgent in 2015 when the supposedly more pressing issue was whether we should change the...

Congressional research service analyzes marijuana expungements and cannabis immigration issues

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) released new two reports on marijuana policy—one dealing with the immigration implications of federal prohibition and the other looking at expungements...

Mexican cabinet member accepts gifted marijuana plant as lawmakers prepare legalization vote

Marijuana is becoming something of a staple in the Mexican Congress, and not just when it comes to reform bills being considered. Actual cannabis products are...

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