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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.
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...
Kentucky opioid epidemic

Can Marijuana Help Alleviate Kentucky’s Opioid Epidemic?

Kentucky ranks fifth among states suffering from opioid abuse. In 2016, 1,404 people died of drug overdose in the state, for a death rate of 33.5 per 100,000. Opioids were the cause of 989...
Chris Sununu New Hampshire

New Hampshire Governor Maintains Hard Stance Against Marijuana

Chris Sununu, the governor of New Hampshire, was reelected on November 6 with 53 percent of the vote. He has consistently opposed legalization of cannabis. His opponents were Molly Kelly, a Democrat, who received...
Marijuana reform reaches Missouri, Michigan and Utah

Marijuana Laws Relaxed By Voters In Three More States

On Tuesday, November 6, voters in three states approved legalization measures. In one state, North Dakota, a recreational legalization measure failed. Michigan Michigan voters approved Proposal 1, which was supported by a group called the Coalition...
West Virginia Medical Marijuana

Medical Marijuana Still Not Available in West Virginia

In West Virginia, medical marijuana has not yet reached the market, even though it was legalized in 2017. Although programs have been successful in many other states, banking issues have so far prevented implementation...
Indiana considers medical marijuana

Indiana Legislators Considering Medical Marijuana

A poll of Indiana voters shows overwhelming support for medical marijuana, but in October in the statehouse, a legislative committee appointed to study the issue was unable to reach consensus on what it should...
Hawaii licenses medical marijuana dispensary

First Medical Marijuana Dispensary Opens in Hawaii

Hawaii legalized medical marijuana in 2000, but until 2015, patients were obliged to grow their own or buy on the black market, as no dispensary system was established. That changed in 2017, when a...
Louisiana medical marijuana delays

Further Delays for Medical Marijuana Roll-Out in Louisiana

Three years after medical marijuana was legalized in Louisiana, implementation has yet to be realized, even though November 2018 was a stated goal. The Louisiana Department of Public Health has listed some of the...
Medical Cannabis UK

Cannabis-Derived Medical Products Are Now Available to UK Patients

On November 1, medical cannabis became legal in the United Kingdom, as promised in July. Home Secretary Sajid Javid issued an announcement detailing the rationale for this change, which is that cannabis medicine should...

Support Just Keeps Growing: Gallup Poll Reveals Two-Thirds of Americans Back Legalization

Support for legalization continues to grow among Americans, according to a Gallup poll released October 22. Two-thirds are now in favor, the highest number in 50 years. During the 1970s, 1980s, and early 1990s,...