The governor of the U.S. state of Virginia has approved a law that removes all criminal penalties for simple cannabis possession.
A groundbreaking ballot initiative in the US state of Oregon could establish a health-focused approach to drug use and end the criminalisation of minor drug possession.
The cannabis plant, although now grown the world over, is indigenous to the subcontinent. In fact, one of the two main species of the plant – Cannabis indica – is named after our country.
The Arctic territory of Nunavut has become the latest jurisdiction to pass a law that legalises the cultivation, sale, and use of recreational cannabis.
The top drug cop in the Iranian capital has criticised the state’s approach to drug use, and has said that drug dependency is a matter for medical professionals, not law enforcement.
One of the two leading candidates in the upcoming Colombian presidential election has denounced the country's militarised drug war and its apparent subservience to US counter-narcotic interests.
As the extrajudicial killing of people for alleged drug offences continues in the Philippines, the president’s son has been cleared of trafficking - following a formal investigation.
New data shows that the vast majority of recorded drug offences in England and Wales are for drug possession, with cannabis possession offences making up the bulk.