Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber (D) Monday signed into law two measures that will reduce the punishments for certain marijuana-related offenses. The changes go into effect immediately.
Australian Schapelle Corby, the convicted drug smuggler who says she was framed by airport workers, has had her 20-year sentence reduced according to an Indonesian prison official.
An assistant prosecutor told jurors this morning to follow the law and not use sympathy when weighing the fate of a 70-year-old woman facing a drug charge.
Three hundred people convicted of drug trafficking offenses are on death row in Iran, the Islamic Republic's judiciary said Monday.
Even a minor pot bust can be life-altering for people unlucky enough to be arrested in one of these five states.
Qualified patients still susceptible to arrest, prosecution and $100 fine despite medical defense
Converting marijuana to hashish could land Oklahomans a life prison sentence under a bill approved in the Oklahoma Senate.
Frederick County Sen. David Brinkley may succeed this year in his nine-year quest to reduce criminal penalties for medical marijuana use.
Harsh sentencing policies and the use of confidential informants has created a racially discriminatory criminal justice system in Mississippi that harms innocent individuals and erodes the rule of law, according to a report released Monday by the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Mississippi.
Drug policies focused on criminal convictions and prison terms overwhelmingly target young Canadians and should be modified to include alternatives to simple punishment, a national students' group is telling federal politicians on Thursday.