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Cannabis Smell Isn’t Probable Cause, Maryland Court Rules

If you’re lighting up in Maryland, you can forget the Febreze. The state’s Court of Appeals has ruled that smelling cannabis isn't grounds for police to search and arrest a person.

New York Decriminalizes Cannabis Possession Starting Aug. 27

It'll be a $50 ticket for holding less than one ounce, $200 for one to two ounces of cannabis.

Former Drug Warrior Biden Unveils Cannabis Decriminalization Plan

Automatic expungements and rescheduling included. But no federal adult use legalization.

Congressional Committee Discusses How to Legalize Cannabis

While lawmakers seemed to agree on the need to end cannabis prohibition, Wednesday’s hearing highlighted tensions between competing visions of what reform should look like.

Will New York’s New Decriminalization Measure Do Any Good?

Critics say the decriminalization measure won't do enough to combat racial disparities in cannabis arrests. Even the bill’s proponents admit it isn’t everything they wanted.

Oakland City Council Decriminalizes Mushrooms, DMT, Ibogaine

Mushroom trips—which alter one’s sense of self, time, and space—have medical use in treating depression and PTSD, among other uses.

North Dakota Stops Arresting Folks for a Little Cannabis—Finally

Half of all drug arrests in the Roughrider State in 2016 were for marijuana.

Mexican President Reveals Plan to Decriminalize All Drugs

In a dramatic policy shift, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador admits that 'prohibition is unsustainable.' He thinks ending it will better protect public health.

It’s a $130 Fine for 3 Grams, Under Hawaii’s Decrim Bill

If Gov. David Ige signs the bill, low-level cannabis possession would only be a ticketable offense starting next year.

Is Wisconsin ‘Behind the Curve’ on Marijuana Laws?

The state is one of just 17 in which the possession, sale, or cultivation of cannabis in any amount can result in criminal prosecution.

Denver Could Decriminalize Magic Mushrooms on Tuesday

The historic vote could open the way for other cities to rethink their policies on hallucinogens. Opponents say it's a bad trip waiting to happen.

Texas Moves Ahead With Weakened Decriminalization Bill

Something's better than nothing: Texas Republicans want more, but Gov. Abbott refuses to consider legalization.

Wisconsinites Want Legal Cannabis, Not Higher Gas Taxes. Who Knew?

A new poll found 59% support for legalizing marijuana and 83% support for medical marijuana. Higher gas taxes? Not so much.

Wisconsin Could Decriminalize Cannabis, Legalize Medical Use

Gov. Tony Evers would allow doctors to recommend medical marijuana. He'd also decriminalize less than 25 grams, and allow expungements of past records.

What Are You Smoking? Episode 67: Talking Expungement with Cage-Free Cannabis

Adam Vine of Cage-Free Cannabis joins the show to talk about how brands can help make it easier to get cannabis-related criminal charges expunged from people's records, and why they should.

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