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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.
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States Most Likely To Legalize In 2019

The year 2018 saw significant victories for advocates of marijuana legalization. For example, voters in Utah and Missouri approved medical cannabis initiatives, and recreational marijuana became legal in Vermont and Michigan. More...
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Marijuana Legalization Results In Reduced Smuggling Across Southern Border

With an ever increasing number of U.S. states legalizing both medical and recreational cannabis, the demand for black market cannabis from Mexico has decreased. That is the conclusion...
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Luxembourg Could Become First EU Country To Legalize Recreational Cannabis

In late November 2018, representatives of three political parties that form the incoming coalition government of Luxembourg--the Democratic Party, the Luxembourg Socialist Workers’ Party, and the Greens--announced at a news conference their...
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What You Should Know About Cultivating Marijuana In Michigan

A voter initiative has legalized marijuana in Michigan, but the regulatory structure of the legal market has yet to be created, which means legal sales are not expected until 2020. Until then,...
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Teen Marijuana Use Reduced Since Legalization, Federally Funded Survey Finds

On December 17, 2018, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), a federal scientific research institute that is part of the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,...
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Congressional Report Highlights Economic Benefits Of Marijuana Legalization

On December 18, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich, (D-N.M.), ranking member of the Joint Economic Committee, issued a statement announcing the publication of a report titled The National Cannabis Economy. The report, authored...
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Michigan Businesses Exploit Legal Loophole By Gifting Marijuana To Consumers

In November 2018, voters in Michigan approved a ballot measure legalizing adult use, but the regulatory structure for the new market is not expected to be in place until 2020. Until then,...
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A Year Of Progress: Where Marijuana Gained Ground in 2018

The year 2018 saw many victories for marijuana reform and few losses. Here are five key victories that happened that year. 1. Canada Legalizes
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Trump’s New Chief Of Staff Supports Federal Marijuana Reform

On December 14, 2018, President Donald Trump announced via tweet that “Mick Mulvaney, Director of the Office of Management & Budget, will be named Acting White House Chief of Staff.” Formerly, as a member of...
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New Zealand Relaxes Medical Marijuana Laws Ahead Of Full Legalization Vote

The government of New Zealand passed a law on December 11 that will allow the terminally ill to use cannabis. In addition, a national referendum is planned that, if passed, would legalize adult use. The...