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Eric Howard, who lives in Los Angeles, is a staff writer for Marijuana and the Law. His most recent book, Taliban Beach Party, appeared in 2017.
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Marijuana Legalization Bills Already In Motion In Five Red States

When political candidates propose new platform ideas and win, other politicians notice, and in the wake of Democratic victories in 2018 by candidates backing marijuana reform, legalization bills are appearing in red...
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Is Legal Marijuana In Hawaii Inevitable?

Hawaii may be known for its Maui Wowie, but adult use remains illegal in the state. Its medical program began in 2000 by allowing qualified patients to grow up to seven plants,...
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West Virginia Lawmakers Could Vote On Legal Marijuana In 2019

At the end of 2018, Delegate Shawn Fluharty (D-WV) proposed a novel reason to legalize adult use in West Virginia, where he was instrumental in securing passage of a medical cannabis bill...
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Where 2020 Presidential Contender Elizabeth Warren Stands On Marijuana

At the end of 2018, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) announced that she would be establishing a committee to consider a run for the presidency in 2020. If she decides to run, she...
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States Most Likely To Legalize In 2019

The year 2018 saw significant victories for advocates of marijuana legalization. For example, voters in Utah and Missouri approved medical cannabis initiatives, and recreational marijuana became legal in Vermont and Michigan. More...
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Marijuana Legalization Results In Reduced Smuggling Across Southern Border

With an ever increasing number of U.S. states legalizing both medical and recreational cannabis, the demand for black market cannabis from Mexico has decreased. That is the conclusion...
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Luxembourg Could Become First EU Country To Legalize Recreational Cannabis

In late November 2018, representatives of three political parties that form the incoming coalition government of Luxembourg--the Democratic Party, the Luxembourg Socialist Workers’ Party, and the Greens--announced at a news conference their...
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What You Should Know About Cultivating Marijuana In Michigan

A voter initiative has legalized marijuana in Michigan, but the regulatory structure of the legal market has yet to be created, which means legal sales are not expected until 2020. Until then,...
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Teen Marijuana Use Reduced Since Legalization, Federally Funded Survey Finds

On December 17, 2018, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), a federal scientific research institute that is part of the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,...
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Congressional Report Highlights Economic Benefits Of Marijuana Legalization

On December 18, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich, (D-N.M.), ranking member of the Joint Economic Committee, issued a statement announcing the publication of a report titled The National Cannabis Economy. The report, authored...