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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.
Support for legalization increasing Minnesota

Minnesota Ready For Legal Marijuana, New Survey Shows

A survey conducted in October and November 2018 in Minnesota shows that 56% of voters support legalization of adult use. This is an increase from a poll conducted in 2015, which showed that 49%...
Virginia marijuana arrests on the rise

Virginia Marijuana Arrests At The Highest In A Decade

In Virginia, marijuana remains illegal, although support for decriminalization is very high. Nevertheless, arrests for possession of small amounts have been increasing since 2016. Perhaps because of legalization in Washington, DC, and elsewhere, Virginians...
Marijuana now on sale Massachusetts

Recreational Marijuana Now On Sale In Massachusetts

Two years after voters approved recreational marijuana in Massachusetts, sales began on November 20. Customers lined up early in the morning in the rain and cold before two licensed dispensaries opened, and by the...
117lbs marijuana traffic stop Idaho

117 Pounds of Marijuana Found During Traffic Stop In Idaho

Marijuana remains completely illegal in Idaho, unlike two bordering states, Washington and Oregon, where medical cannabis and adult use are legal. Idaho’s marijuana laws are some of the strictest in the country. Possession of...
South Carolina Hemp Cultivation

South Carolina Is Doubling Up On Hemp Cultivation

In May 2017, South Carolina passed a law to create a pilot program for increased hemp cultivation, and in November 2018, the state offered 40 permits, up from 20 the year before. For every...
Marijuana legalization Michigan

Marijuana Legalization in Michigan: What You Need To Know

On November 13, voters in Michigan approved an adult use initiative, Proposal 1, with almost 56% in favor. In summary, the initiative will: “Allow individuals 21 and older to purchase, possess and use marijuana...
Matthew Whitaker AG on Marijuana

Where Does Interim AG Matthew Whitaker Stand On Marijuana?

For cannabis advocates, the November 2018 election brought several victories. Voters passed medical cannabis ballot measures in Utah and Missouri and an adult use measure in Michigan, and they showed strong support for various...
Wisconsin voters support marijuana legalization

Voters Show Support For Marijuana Reform in Wisconsin

In the November 2018 election, solid majorities of Wisconsin’s voters—Republican and Democratic alike—approved nonbinding ballot questions on the legalization of medical and recreational marijuana. A listing of the percentages conveys the strength of the support....
Interstate-80-wyoming

Wyoming Man Busted With More Than 60 Lbs of Marijuana

Marijuana remains illegal in Wyoming, although an opinion poll shows that support for legalization is growing. While cannabis remains illegal, the black market is the only source for medical and adult users in the...
Alabama blacks more likely to be arrested

Report: In Alabama, Blacks Are Four Times More Likely Than Whites To Be Arrested...

In Alabama, black people are four times more likely than whites to be arrested for marijuana. The home state of Jeff Sessions, the former attorney general and outspoken opponent of legalization, also has some...

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