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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.
New Yorkers support legal cannabis

Legal marijuana supported by almost two-thirds of New Yorkers

A Quinnipiac poll released in early May shows that 63 percent of New York state voters support legal marijuana, while only 32 percent oppose it. Republicans in the state oppose legal marijuana at a...
Texas Voters Support Legal Recreational Marijuana

Texas Voters Support Legal Recreational Marijuana

Early in 2018, Vermont became the first state in the nation to legalize marijuana legislatively. In eight other states (Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon, Vermont, Washington), voters used their initiative powers to...
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Missouri House Votes for Legal Marijuana

In Missouri, ballot initiatives for the legalization of marijuana appear likely to reach voters in November. Two of them are The Missouri Marijuana Legalization Initiative, a proposed constitutional amendment, and the Missouri Medical Marijuana...

Cannabis Industry Will be Worth $25 Billion by 2025

According to recent analyses, the marijuana business is big and getting bigger fast. Various sources cite reports from Cowen, New Frontier Data, Arcview Market Research, and BDS Analytics that offer the some impressive numbers. In...
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Governor’s Veto of Marijuana Bill Overridden by Maine State Legislature

On May 2, Maine’s Democratic House and Republican Senate surpassed the necessary two-thirds vote to override Govenor Paul LePage’s veto of LD1719, a bill titled 'An Act To Implement a Regulatory Structure for Adult...
Phil Murphy New Jersey

New Jersey Governor Wants Legal Marijuana by End of Year

Governor Phil Murphy of New Jersey is a study in contrasts. He amassed a great fortune working for more than twenty years at Goldman Sachs, but besides being a Democrat, he supports some issues...
Michigan marijuana legalization

Michigan Will Vote on Marijuana Legalization in November

In November, voters in Michigan are likely to approve a ballot initiative that will legalize the recreational use of marijuana. Titled the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act, the initiative allows for the cultivation...
Oklahoma Utah Medical Marijuana

Medical Marijuana Drive Reaches Oklahoma, Utah

In two Republican-led states, Oklahoma and Utah, medical marijuana may soon become legal. The Utah Medical Marijuana Initiative, which will appear on state ballots on November 6, 2018, if a sufficient number of signatures...
Cynthia Nixon New York Governor Legal Marijuana

Cynthia Nixon’s campaign for New York governor includes legal marijuana

Cynthia Nixon is best known for playing Miranda Hobbes, one of the four main characters on the hit television show Sex and the City, which ran from 1998 to 2004. Her career has not...
Crime down in states with medical marijuana

Study Shows Reduced Crime in Border States with Medical Marijuana

According to a research report published by the Royal Economic Society, crime has gone down in U.S. southern border areas that have legalized medical marijuana. The study made use of significant amounts of crime...

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