After viewing tape of Scott’s in-custody murder at the Collin County Jail, his family says he suffered “day of torture.”
Children and young adults are still criminalized for marijuana possession in states where it has been legalized.
The legislation includes automatic expungement for those with past cannabis arrests or convictions.
Advocates cheer the legalization as a crucial step toward achieving racial justice in the states.
In a new book, neuroscientist Carl Hart shares stories of his own drug use to break down the stigma.
President Joe Biden campaigned in 2020 against full-out legalization, favoring decriminalization of the drug instead.
Some marijuana opponents are turning to the courts and local officials to undo, or at least defang, the measures.
The legislation contains racial justice provisions addressing harms caused by the war on drugs.
Marijuana legalization enjoys support from a clear and bipartisan majority of voters.
Some educators are abandoning scare tactics and turning to harm reduction.