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Eric Howard is a writer and editor who lives in Los Angeles. His most recent book, Taliban Beach Party, appeared in 2017.
Rhode Island Drug Bust Biker Gang

Rhode Island makes record-breaking drug bust

On May 23, the Rhode Island State Police raided nearly thirty locations simultaneously in a coordinated effort to arrest members of two motorcycle gangs. Fifty members or associates of two gangs, the Pagans and...
DC popup marijuana markets

You can receive marijuana as a ‘gift’ in DC’s underground popup markets

As any capitalist can tell you, the market finds a way. Washington, D.C., has a marijuana law that allows for private consumption but not private sales. So some entrepreneurs have created “pop-up shops.” At...

Trump says he’ll probably back marijuana protections bill

On Friday, June 8, President Trump signaled a possible change in his administration’s marijuana policy by voicing support for a bill that would withdraw the threat of federal prosecution in states in which marijuana...
California gubernational candidates

Here’s Where California’s Top Gubernatorial Candidates Stand on Marijuana

On June 5, California voters went to the polls to vote on the primaries. No fewer than twenty-seven candidates appeared on the primary ballot, but the front-runner is Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom. California has...
Earl Blumenauer predicts cannabis rescheduling

Rep. Earl Blumenauer Predicts Descheduled Cannabis Within Five Years

U.S. Representative Earl Blumenauer, a Democrat from Oregon, has made a bet that marijuana will be removed from the Schedule I list of controlled substances in four years. He added that “If we do...

World’s First Cannabis Bank Becomes One Step Closer in California

At the end of May, the California state senate took the historic step of passing SB-930, a bill to create one or more marijuana banks. Because of federal law, marijuana businesses are faced with...

Colorado Produced 500 Tons of Retail Marijuana in 2017

In late May, the Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division released a comprehensive report on the state’s marijuana market in 2017. Among its more eye-popping findings: the Centennial State’s legal growers harvest weighed in at 556,008...
Massachusetts retail marijuana sales

Cannabis Licenses Can Now Be Issued in Massachusetts

Last year, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed a bill to legalize the cultivation, sale, and use of recreational marijuana. June 1 of this year marked the first day of implementation. State regulators now have...

Illinois Approves Legislation Allowing Medical Marijuana Use at School

In May, the Illinois state legislature approved a bill that allows parents to give cannabis to students in school. The bill is named Ashley’s Law in honor of Ashley Surin, 12, who uses CBD...
Nevada marijuana sales reach new high

Nevada Marijuana Sales Hit New Record High

Data released in late May by the Nevada Department of Taxation indicate that marijuana sales in the state have greatly surpassed expectations. In a press release that can be found on the department’s website, the Silver...