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Eric Howard

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.
Vermont Recreational Marijuana Law

Vermont’s Recreational Marijuana Law: What You Need to Know

On July 1, Vermont joined Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington in making adult-use marijuana legal. The new law is similar to laws governing the use of alcohol and tobacco, placing...
New York Medical Marijuana Opioid

New York Will Allow Medical Marijuana as Prescribed Opioid Alternative

On June 18, the New York State Department of Health announced that opioid use would be added to the list of qualifying conditions for medical marijuana recommendations. New York state currently has twelve severe,...
UN Cannabis is effetive and safe

UN Committee: Cannabis is Medically Effective and “Relatively Safe”

In early June in Geneva, a committee of the World Health Organization presented a report on its globe-spanning scientific research on marijuana. The research covers the therapeutic use of CBD, plant and resin, extracts...
Massachusetts recreational marijuana law

What You Should Know about Massachusetts’ New Recreational Marijuana Law.

Starting July 1, adult-use marijuana will be legal in Massachusetts. It will not be easy to obtain for a while, however, as licensing has yet to catch up to the calendar. Massachusetts’ Recreational Marijuana Law The...
Canada legalized recreational marijuana use

Canada Becomes World’s Second Country to Legalize Recreational Marijuana Nationwide

Canada has become the second nation in the world to fully legalize marijuana. In June, its senate approved Bill C-45, the Cannabis Act, paving the way for recreational-use legalization in October. It’s been too easy...
New York Marijuana Market Could be Worth 3.1 Billion

New York’s Legal Marijuana Market Could Be Worth an Estimated $3.1B, Says NYC Comptroller

In May, New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer released a report arguing for legalization of adult-use marijuana in New York. As may be expected of someone with financial expertise, his argument focuses on...
economic reasons to legalize marijuana

5 Economic Incentives for the Legalization of Cannabis

The Motley Fool is a multimedia company that offers news and opinion on investment and finance, and as such, it is a member of the business community. It is also safe to say that...
Oregon growing too much marijuana

Is Oregon Growing Too Much Marijuana?

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission, which regulates the state’s legal marijuana market, has released information that shows that the state has an oversupply of marijuana. In June, data from the commission’s tracking system indicated...
Trump U turn marijuana

Why Trump May U-Turn on Marijuana Legalization

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...
David Brill Seizures

Georgia Couple Lose Custody of Son after Treating Seizures with Cannabis

On May 30, the New York Times published a story of a Macon, Georgia, couple who successfully treated their son’s severe seizures with marijuana—and lost custody of him as a result. The Brill Family Prescribed...