Drug Policy Newsletters
Reason Foundation's Drug Policy Newsletter is a monthly analysis of drug policy issues and reform efforts.
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Drug Policy Newsletter: Federal Marijuana Reform, Expunging Cannabis Convictions, and More
Plus: How state and local marijuana market regulations often lead to corruption, states fighting voter-approved marijuana legalization, and more.
Drug Policy Newsletter: Drug Arrests Increase, Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana, and More
Plus, vaping-related illnesses and THC, a Kentucky legislator wants to legalize marijuana and use the tax revenue to pay unfunded pension liabilities, changes to Illinois' law, corruption in Nevada, and more.
Reason Foundation’s Drug Policy Newsletter, September 2019
Harm reduction beats the drug war as a response to addiction, a new study finds that crime rates drop in neighborhoods where dispensaries have opened, and more.
Reason Foundation’s Drug Policy Newsletter, August 2019
A new survey finds that people using cannabis reduce their use of painkillers and alcohol, Utah is considering a state-run medical marijuana dispensary system, and more.
Reason Foundation’s Drug Policy Newsletter, June 2019
The NAACP and ACLU have come together to ask the DEA to suspend its drug enforcement activities, Delaware may be considering legalization in the near future, and more.
Reason Foundation’s Drug Policy Newsletter, May 2019
As the nation faces down a growing overdose problem, some argue that harm reduction practices such as safe injection sites are the way forward.
Reason Foundation’s Drug Policy Newsletter, March 2019
Contrary to common fears, marijuana use among teens has actually dropped in states with medical marijuana laws.
Reason Foundation’s Drug Policy Newsletter, February 2019
Some California lawmakers are acknowledging that high tax levels and too much red tape are stunting the legal marijuana market’s growth.
Reason Foundation’s Drug Policy Newsletter, January 2019
California’s cannabis black market is still thriving mostly due to onerous taxes and regulations in the legal market, Florida could be on a path to legalize recreational pot by 2020, and more.