Month: January 2022

New Bid for SAFE Banking Bill, OH Activists’ MJ Legalization Measure Heads to Legislature, More… (1/31/22)

South Dakota medical marijuana patients will get to enjoy their edibles after all, a New Hampshire subcommittee kills one marijuana bill but more are coming, and more. [image:1 align:right caption:true]Marijuana Policy Congressman Files New Marijuana Banking Reform Amendment to Major Spending Bill. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-CO), the sponsor of the SAFE Banking Act, announced Friday that he

New Synthetic Opioids in Overdose Crisis, Jordanian Army Ambushes Drug Smugglers, More… (1/28/22)

Tennesseans could send their legislators a message on marijuana policy under a pair of bills just filed, Costa Rica's president vetoes a medical marijuana bill and demands changes, and more. [image:1 align:left caption:true]Marijuana Policy Tennessee Odd Couple Lawmakers File Bill for Statewide Poll on Marijuana Legalization. Firebrand conservative Rep. Bruce Griffery (R-Paris) has paired with liberal Sen.

DE Marijuana Legalization Bill Passes Committee, SD Lawmakers Move to Ban MedMJ Edibles, More… (1/27/22)

Psilocybin is making some news this week in Colorado, Wisconsin Republicans roll out a restrictive medical marijuana bill, and more. [image:1 align:right caption:true]Marijuana Policy Delaware Marijuana Legalization Bill Wins House Committee Vote. The House Health and Human Development Committee voted Wednesday to approve a marijuana legalization bill, House Bill 150. The bill legalizes possession of up to

Which Drugs Will Survive Climate Change? We Investigated.

You might have to experience the end of the world sober, after all.  That’s because climate change will unleash havoc on the world of drugs. And it may be a whole lot tougher on the most mainstream stimulants—grocery-store stuff like coffee, beer, and wine—than on hardcore illicit narcotics like heroin, cocaine, and meth.  Some of

The Future of Psychedelic Medicine Will Be Drugs You’ve Never Heard Of

In Alexander Shulgin’s 1990 book, PiHKAL: A Chemical Love Story, the chemist described hundreds of new chemical compounds he invented and tested on himself, his wife Ann, and his friends. Inspired by psychedelic drugs like LSD, psilocybin mushrooms, and mescaline, Shulgin was dedicated to uncovering molecules with previously unknown effects on the human body and

US Senate Candidate Lights Up Giant Blunt in First Ad Campaign

A Democratic U.S. Senate candidate from Louisiana is smoking a blunt in a new campaign ad calling out racial disparities in weed arrests. Gary Chambers Jr., a Baton-Rouge based Democratic candidate and self-described social justice advocate, released the ad Tuesday, tweeting that he hoped it would destigmatize weed use and force “a new conversation that