A local heroin task force suggested that the city try what’s worked in several places outside the US: Spaces for addicts to safely get high without fear of law enforcement.
The American Legion called on lawmakers to recognize that the drug has “potential medical value” and enable researchers to study whether it works for PTSD.
A pro-prohibition drug cop has provided some dubious statistical ammo from Colorado to opponents of marijuana legalization ahead of the upcoming election.
Advocates for legalization say the public is right about pot being relatively harmless, but the authors of a new study say more research is needed.
Congress voted overwhelmingly to pass a bill designed to combat the US opioid abuse problem, but the White House and some Democrats say it lacks proper funding.
The proposal would allow anyone over 21 to possess up to an ounce of weed for private recreational use and grow up to six marijuana plants.
While the DEA and FDA decide whether the US government will continue to classify marijuana alongside heroin, the agencies are keeping the deliberations a secret.
The international treaties that keep weed outlawed won't change after the UN’s drug summit, but the US, Uruguay, and others will still be able to legalize.
As world leaders meet to consider the future of global drug policy at UNGASS, the UN's special session on drugs, they will look to Portugal as an example of what decriminalization can accomplish.
Few countries have as clear an incentive as Mexico to seek alternatives to the hardline drug policies that have brought so much bloodshed, but there are also few signs that the government is interested in trying anything very different.
By Thijs Roes
The Dutch approach to drugs has shown great promise for harm reduction, but it has also shielded problems with drug crime from public view — until now.
The Kremlin's new role as the most vocal proponent of the drug war has created a domestic HIV crisis, led to allegations of corruption, and slowed the pace of reform worldwide.
By Tess Owen
Hundreds of demonstrators advocating for marijuana legalization gathered outside the White House on Saturday and staged a mass smokeout.
By Tess Owen
The president has unveiled an ambitious new plan to combat addiction to heroin, prescription painkillers, and other related drugs.
Health experts from around the world authored a report on the excesses of the drug war that they hope will encourage officials to undo some of this damage at the coming UN General Assembly Special Session on Drugs.
Ahead of the UN General Assembly's special session on drugs in April, the US assistant secretary of state for international narcotics indicated openness to the "pragmatic reform" of drug policy.
By Sally Hayden
VICE News attended a launch in the British parliament for LEAP UK — a collection of former undercover drugs officers, military figures, and police, who are campaigning for drug law reform in Britain.