Drug Policy

PA Governor in Favor of Easing Marijuana Restriction Laws

Share on Facebook Twitter Google+ E-mail Reddit In April 2016, after efforts from lobbying groups, appeals from state citizens, and a push from the state legislature, Pennsylvania Governor Tim Wolf signed a bill that legalized medical marijuana throughout the state. The new law specifies 17 conditions for which using marijuana as medical treatment is now […]

DEA Will Not Reclassify Marijuana to a Less Restrictive Category For Now

Share on Facebook Twitter Google+ E-mail Reddit The Drug Enforcement Administration has rejected a petition by two governors to change marijuana’s classification under federal law. Currently, under the Controlled Substances Act, marijuana is labeled a Schedule I drug with other substances that have a high risk of addiction with no proven medical use like heroin […]

Can States Afford NOT To Legalize Pot? – Video

Can States Afford NOT To Legalize Pot? – Video

Share on Facebook Twitter Google+ E-mail Reddit After Colorado earned 184 million dollars in marijuana taxes, should other states consider legalization? Colorado’s Joint Budget Committee released a report projecting “revenue of about $610 million from retail and medical marijuana from Jan. 1 of [2014] to June 30, 2015,” resulting in about about $184 million in […]

Massive Decrease In Overdoses In Medical Marijuana States

Massive Decrease In Overdoses In Medical Marijuana States

Share on Facebook Twitter Google+ E-mail Reddit Results from a recent study suggest medical marijuana laws may have unexpected benefits. Deaths from opioid overdoses has decreased in states where medical marijuana has been legalized, according to a recent study. The multi-institutional study was led by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University […]

Think Institutional Racism Isn’t Real? Watch This! (Video)

Think Institutional Racism Isn’t Real? Watch This! (Video)

Share on Facebook Twitter Google+ E-mail Reddit “Whites Smoke Pot, but Blacks Are Arrested:” Data Analysis Casts the War on Drugs in a Whole New Light1 “Institutional Racism” is defined as “racism perpetrated by government entities such as schools, the courts or the military. Unlike the racism perpetrated by individuals, institutional racism has the power […]