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

By Christian Britschgi, -

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, -

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, -

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, -

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, -

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, -

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 [...]