Behind RRNY, a campaign to legalize marijuana in New York

A once-in-20-year chance to put the issue before voters

Marijuana could be legalized in New York through a constitutional convention. But some are questioning whether the man behind the campaign is the right person to lead the charge.

Guterres urges U.N. to follow Portugal’s lead on drugs

Secretary general was Portuguese prime minister when the country decriminalized all illicit substances

Anti-pot group says cannabis industry violates Cole Memo

Smart Approaches to Marijuana encouraged attorney general Jeff Sessions to 'target the big players' in the cannabis industry

PONPONPON: POP!

This week's playlist features hyper-saturated sounds from around the world, including a range of pop artists from the eclectic to mainstream.

U.S. Rep. Tom Marino nominated for drug czar

Trump's 'disastrous choice' for top drug policy official voted against medical marijuana for veterans

Marijuana lounges could be coming to Denver and Alaska as Nevada lags behind

Despite legalization measures, there are no licensed cannabis consumption lounges in any state with legal weed

Latest

  • Why ending the war on drugs is the only way to win it

    A closer look at Portugal's drug policy, a veterans group calls on the VA to help with a marijuana study, and more

    September 22, 2017

    In contrast to the U.S., the European country decriminalized all drugs and mounted a public health campaign on addiction. Now it has the lowest rate of drug-related deaths in Western Europe.

  • A look inside secretive bank accounts hiding forfeiture money

    Where seized money goes, more seniors are using medical marijuana, and more in today's newsletter.

    September 21, 2017

    In 2014, a sanitation worker had $580 in his pocket -- his paycheck for the week. Nassir Geiger drove to a McDonald's for a snack, and paused in the parking lot to say hi to a coworker. Two officers suspected the interaction was a drug deal, and confiscated his car and wages. No drugs were found, he was never charged with a crime, and has no criminal record.

  • Court rules roadside tests are not valid for stoned driving

    A Massachusetts court weighs in on impaired driving case, senators plan to push criminal justice reform, and more in today's newsletter.

    September 20, 2017

    The state's highest court ruled that roadside sobriety tests cannot be used as conclusive evidence in stoned driving cases. The justices noted that there is currently no reliable test for measuring someone's impairment from marijuana.

  • Marijuana will help the opioid crisis, Dr. Oz tells Fox News

    Arkansas received hundreds of MMJ license applications, Dr. Oz talks MMJ on Fox and Friends, and more in today's newsletter

    September 19, 2017

    'People think it's a gateway drug to narcotics. It may be the exit drug to get us out of the narcotic epidemic,' said Dr. Oz on Fox & Friends, which seemed to surprise host Steve Doocy.

  • Sessions to meet with Oregon law enforcement

    Anti-pot AG will talk enforcement with Oregon officials, community mourns slain dispensary employee, and more in today's newsletter.

    September 18, 2017

    Attorney general Jeff Sessions is scheduled to meet with Oregon law enforcement officials to discuss drug enforcement and the opioid crisis, among other issues. He previously expressed his concerns about the state's legal cannabis market.