David Borden at UN headquarters in Vienna, less than 30 years ago (photo by nearly 30-year board member Joey Tranchina)
30 years ago this month, we sent the first bulletins to our fledgling email list. Today StoptheDrugWar.org continues to target unfilled or underfilled roles in drug policy reform where can make a needed difference.
November brought some hope with the release of Philippine former senator Leila de Lima (protest photo from Feb. 2018)
There were signs of progress on the global drug policy front in 2023, but drug war brutality endures.
A Pennsylvania medical marijuana expansion bill heads to the governor's desk, a Delaware medical marijuana expansion bill gets filed, and more.
A North Carolina cop was acting like a gangster, a Florida deputy let his habits get the best of him, jail guards go wild, and more.
PA MedMJ Permit Expansion Bill Goes to Governor, KY Ponders Ibogaine for Opioid Treatment, More... (12/14/23)
The Ohio legislature's effort to revise the voter-approved marijuana legalization law will not get done this year, the Kansas Republican Senate leader says he is open to medical marijuana, and more.
Dozens of pregnant Oklahoma women have been prosecuted for using medical marijuana. (Creative Commons)
Maryland's governor orders a bureaucratic reshuffling in a bid to stem the overdose crisis, a fentanyl and xylazine testing bill heads to the Pennsylvania governor's desk, and more.
The parties in a lawsuit over the constitutionality of imposing federal pot prohibition in legal marijuana states agree to an extension, an Italian petition drive to force parliament to take up marijuana legalization is underway, and more.
UN General Assembly Synthetic Drugs Resolution, Jordan Strikes Drug Smugglers in Syria, More... (12/19/23)
Presumed drug gangs kill a dozen people at a Christmas party in Mexico, Peruvian coca farmers are blamed for killing an indigenous leader, and more.
Bern, the Swiss capital, is considering legalizing the sale of cocaine for recreational purposes. (Pixabay)
Voters in California's fabled Humboldt County will vote in March on whether to rein in marijuana grows, Colombia ponders whether to legalize coca and poppy production for non-drug purposes, and more.
Portland, Oregon. The state has released an audit on progress in addressing the drug problem. (Creative Commons)
Pennsylvania bills to protect medical marijuana patients from DUI charges are moving, Oregon releases an audit of the state's progress in dealing with its drug problem in the Measure 110 era, and more.
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