These states are not undertaking a radical rethinking of the rote resort to incarceration, but they are nibbling at the edges, particularly when it comes to drug offenders.
From 420 calorie burritos to Taco Bell's "Fourth Meal," fast-food companies are pushing products to stoners like never before.
Hardly the harmful intoxicant that many once thought it was, cannabis is a nourishing plant that actually improves and prolongs life.
The Oregon Marijuana Policy Initiative (OMPI) has filed a lawsuit against Secretary of State Kate Brown over her office's invalidation of tens of thousands of signatures.
Aggressive marketing and paid promotion by doctors like Drew Pinsky obscure medication risks and can lead to human tragedy.
The drug war is Obama's war.
Meet Gabor MatÃ©, a doctor who works with North Americaâ€™s only supervised injection site and believes that addicts are some of the happiest people he knows.
The New England Journal of Medicine recently released research showing that the recent introduction of the reformulated version of OxyContin is linked to increases in heroin use.
A deadly May raid brought the impact of the drug war on local communities in Honduras into the global spotlight.
Here are some good reads about one of our favorite subjects.
Because basement and garage chemists can tweak the formulas to create similar, legal drugs, we may be entering an endless loop of prohibition.
There's Been a Tectonic Shift on Marijuana Across the US, Except in Washington -- Why Can't We Pop the Beltway Bubble?
More Americans and local politicians than ever before are demanding an end to marijuana prohibition -- but for change to happen, we need federal officials to start listening.
The Mexican drug cartels crave money, but they make that money from the way Yankees across the border crave numbness. They sell unfeeling. We buy it.
A study finds that the â€œgateway drugâ€ effect is in fact accurate, but shifts the blame away from marijuana and onto the most pervasive and socially accepted drug: alcohol.
In Its Mad and Hopeless War on Cocaine, the US Has Destroyed the Lives of Millions of Innocent Farmers in Colombia
What the U.S. government is doing in Colombia has not slowed drug trafficking, but rather, created millions more victims through fumigation and displacement.
With "Savages," a hallucinatory and violent pot saga, the director returns to the days of "Natural Born Killers"
Comparing marijuana use with child rape? Growing laws that turns patients into felons? These anti-pot absurdities completely defy logic.
50% of Americans Want Marijuana Legal, 70% Want Medicinal Pot -- Are International Treaties Standing in the Way of Legalization?
Missing from US-conducted analyses is a discussion about the international legal system â€“ as embodied in the three international drug control treaties.
Big Pharma gets a Big Fine. Will it be enough to prevent future criminal behavior?
We Have Happy Pills, Anxiety Drugs, and Therapists Galore: So Why Are We More Stressed and Depressed Than Ever?
More of us than ever are discontented and not experiencing optimum emotional well-being. Why is the vast enterprise of professional mental health unable to help us feel better?