Women Are Leading the Fight Against the War on Drugs
Two of the most prominent groups devoted to reforming America's drug laws are now run by women of color. Here's what they're accomplishing, and how they're doing it.
Why a Mom Is Fighting for Legalization After Her Daughter's Overdose on Molly
Oxford schoolgirl Martha Fernback died of cardiac arrest following an accidental MDMA overdose when she was 15. Her mother, Anne-Marie Cockburn, wants to prevent the same thing happening to others.
Why Drug-Testing Needs to Be a Part of Australian Music Festivals
Read this open letter, signed by a number of prominent Australians, calling for pill testing at festivals.
Opium or Cannabis? Historical Records Suggest People Prefer Whichever Is Cheaper
Study finds that economic considerations drive patterns of drug use.
How Austerity Could Help the Campaign to Legalize Weed in the UK
As legalization is debated in Westminster today, we spoke to the founder of Transform, a drug policy think tank, about how budget cuts could inspire change far quicker than expected.
I Spent Harvest Time with South Australia's Weed Growers
Unlike most of the country, South Australia has enjoyed decriminalisation since 1987. We hung out with some growers to see what that means for them.
Can Vermont Bring Legal Weed to the Northeast?
As prohibition crumbles in the West, marijuana reform activists are looking to open up a new frontier for the legalization movement.
Texas Is the Next Big Test for Legal Weed
Legalization advocates are pinning their hopes to a new bill that would decriminalize marijuana in the Lone Star State.
Weed Won the Midterms
In a blow to prohibitionists, Oregon and Alaska became the third and fourth states to fully legalize weed Tuesday. Voters in Washington, D.C., also approved a sweeping measure to legalize the drug.
This Guy Wants to Be Berlin's First Weed Van Man
If the authorities don't let him do his thing, he's threatening to go on hunger strike.
Why Won't the US Government Let Veterans Smoke Weed?
We're cool with sending kids to risk life and limb in the deserts of the Middle East, but letting them smoke weed when they come home with PTSD is apparently a bridge too far.
The Most Important UN Drug Summit in Decades Was Really Depressing
This month's meeting of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime was supposed to be an important event in the war on drugs, but instead it was yet another gathering of prohibitionists trotting out the same old platitudes