‘Just The Beginning’: Illinois Gov. Pardons Over 11,000 On Eve Of Recreational Cannabis Legalization

By Jessica Corbett, Commondreams.org -

"This is just the first wave of Illinoisans who will see a new world of opportunities emerge as they shed the burden of their nonviolent cannabis-related convictions and records." On Tuesday, [...]

UN Calls For Decriminalization Of All Drugs As Part Of Ending Healthcare Discrimination

By Staff, Who.int -

Discrimination in health care settings is widespread across the world and takes many forms. It violates the most fundamental human rights protected in international treaties and in national laws [...]

Second U.S. City Decriminalizes Magic Mushrooms, Other Psychedelics

By Christian Britschgi, Reason.com -

Watching the rapid advance of mushroom decriminalization has been a trip. On Tuesday, the city council of Oakland, California voted to decriminalize the psychedelic fungus, citing the promise [...]

Officials In Obama’s Drug Czar Office Wanted To Decriminalize Marijuana

By Jason Cherkis, www.huffingtonpost.com -

By Jason Cherkis for The Huffington Post - WASHINGTON ― Officials at the Office of National Drug Control Policy under President Barack Obama wanted to take a more lenient stance on marijuana, [...]

Ex-Cop Posing As Heroin Addict Wants Drugs Decriminalized

By Kashmira Gander, www.independent.co.uk -

By Kashmira Gander for Independent UK - For 14 years, Neil Woods risked his life as a drug squad police officer posing undercover as a heroin and crack addict. As among the first of his kind in [...]

Portugal 15 Years Of Drug Decriminalization

By Will Godfrey, theinfluence.org -

By Will Godfrey for The Influence. “Will decriminalization solve the drug scourge?” wonders a Washington Post column today. It’s a question being widely asked in the wake of a major report [...]

Disturbing Report Makes Compelling Case For Decriminalizing Drug Possession

By Ryan J. Reilly and Nick Wing, www.huffingtonpost.com -

By Ryan J. Reilly and Nick Wing for The Huffington Post - WASHINGTON ― Criminalizing the personal use and possession of drugs results in “devastating harm,” and states and the federal government [...]

Marijuana: Race & Class, Decriminalization Does Not End The Work

By Chris S Duvall, www.theconversation.com -

By Chris S Duvall in The Conversation - Massachusetts just opened its first marijuana dispensary, with many applauding the move. And as more and more states decriminalize the drug, polls show [...]