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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.
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

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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...
Prop 64 affecting marijuana charities

How California’s Legalization Has Affected Those Who Need It the Most.

California has been a leader in marijuana legalization. In 1996, it passed Proposition 215, the Compassionate Use Act. True to its title, the act allowed recommendations for medical marijuana to treat those suffering from...
vermont medical marijuana money

Where Does Vermont’s Medical Marijuana Program Spend its Money?

Starting July 1 in Vermont, those who are 21 and older may legally possess up to an ounce of marijuana legally. It will also be legal to grow two mature or four immature plants....
Marijuana IBD Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Preliminary Research Indicates Potential for Cannabis as IBD Treatment

A recent medical study conducted in Israel offers hope that cannabis may be an effective treatment for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). A new hope for patients IBD is a blanket term for various illnesses in...

Seattle Files Motion to Dismiss Marijuana Possession Convictions

On April 27, Jenny A. Durkan, the mayor of Seattle, and Pete Holmes, the city attorney, issued a press release announcing their intention to “vacate convictions and dismiss charges for marijuana possession for people...
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