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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.
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Vermont AG Rules It Illegal for Businesses to Gift Marijuana

On July 23, the attorney general of Vermont issued an advisory that it is illegal to give marijuana as part of a commercial transaction. The advisory concerns the state’s recently enacted adult-use law and...

Where Does Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh Stand on Marijuana?

On July 9, President Donald Trump nominated Brett M. Kavanaugh to replace Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, who has retired from the U.S. Supreme Court. At 53, Kavanaugh is relatively young and, if confirmed, may...
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UK Deschedules Cannabis to Allow Medical Use

On July 26, Sajid Javid, the Home Secretary of the United Kingdom, announced that Bedrocan, a cannabis-based medicine used to treat severe epilepsy, will be available to patients with “exceptional clinical need.” The decision...
New Jersey stops prosecutions for marijuana

New Jersey Suspends Prosecutions for Marijuana

On July 24, New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal issued a letter to the state’s prosecutors telling them to suspend their marijuana cases until early September. The number of cases is reported to be...
Andrew Cuomo report recommends marijuana legalization

Gov. Cuomo Releases Report Recommending Marijuana Legalization in New York

On July 13, Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York released a report from the state’s Department of Health that recommends that the state legalize adult-use marijuana. Cuomo, who is running for re-election, is facing...
California marijuana arrests going down since legalization

Marijuana Arrests Have Plummeted In California Since Legalization

The annual crime report published by the attorney general of California shows that in 2017, marijuana arrests in the state dropped significantly. Arrests fell from 13,434 in 2012, to 7,949 in 2016, and to...
US Senators urge Sessions to expedite marijuana research licenses.

Bipartisan Group of US Senators Encourage Sessions to Approve Marijuana Research

On July 25, a bipartisan group of eight U.S. senators published a letter they sent to Attorney General Jeff Sessions regarding the status of twenty-six applications to grow marijuana for research purposes. The letter begins: "We...
California marijuana regulations

First Draft of California’s New Recreational Marijuana Regulations Released

On July 13, California’s marijuana regulatory agency, the Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC), published the proposed set of regulations that it plans to adopt for the long term. When California legalized recreational marijuana in...
North Dakota vote marijuana November

North Dakota Could Vote on Legal Marijuana in November

On July 10, supporters of a marijuana legalization initiative in North Dakota submitted more than 18,000 signatures to the secretary of state, a number well over the 13,452 required. Unless a substantial number of...

Cannabis Is Legal In Massachusetts and Vermont, but There’s Still No Way to Buy...

In November 2016, voters in Massachusetts approved Question 4, an initiative to legalize recreational marijuana in the state. And in January 2018, Governor Phil Scott of Vermont signed a bill legalizing the possession of...