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Nicolas Juarez

Marijuana News Is Moving

News content on Marijuana.com is being reborn as Weedmaps News at news.weedmaps.com.  While our URL has changed, you can still find breaking news, political coverage, science explainers, and deep dives into the culture of cannabis. The Marijuana.com archives remain...

‘Compromise’ Medical Marijuana Bill is Made Into Law in Utah

Utah lawmakers approved a controversial medical marijuana bill in a special session Dec. 3, 2018. There’s your final vote on the medical marijuana “compromise.” #utpol pic.twitter.com/w9Ip3KQE8E — Robert Gehrke (@RobertGehrke) December 3, 2018 During the Nov. 6, 2018, election, Utah voters passed...

Bernie Sanders: ‘Prohibition of Marijuana Has Also Failed’

Independent U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont said he’s still “thinking about” a possible run for the presidency in 2020 — and if he does run, it’s a safe bet that marijuana reform will be one of his priorities. That...

Marijuana Reform On Agenda for 3 Democratic Chair Hopefuls

Three Democratic lawmakers poised to chair major House committees have each gone on the record saying marijuana reform will be on the agenda in the next Congress when they and fellow party members take control of the gavels. Rep. Maxine...

Blunt Truths, Chapter 5 – Harry Anslinger, Part II: Marijuana on the Radar

The story so far: Racism lies at the heart of all marijuana prohibition. The man most responsible for making marijuana illegal, former prohibition cop Harry Anslinger, assumed office as America’s first commissioner of narcotics in 1930. At the time,...

Easier Marijuana Access Could Be a Winner in Democratic Wave

By David A. Lieb and Geoff Mulvhill, The Associated Press From New York to New Mexico, residents in a number of states can expect a leftward push for expanded health-care coverage, gun control, education funding and legalized recreational marijuana as...

Study: Marijuana Would Provide 24,000 Jobs, $1B to Illinois

Illinois voters just elected a new governor who supports legalizing, regulating, and taxing marijuana — and a new study indicates that the state would reap significant economic benefits if lawmakers follow through in 2019. According to an analysis from the...

Marijuana Reformers Rejoicing After Several Nov. 6 Victories

Cannabis advocacy groups and industry supporters weighed in on the new legal and political terrain created by the election Nov. 6, 2018. Most are calling the results a major victory now that Michigan became the tenth state to legalize...

The Conversation: Marijuana Legalization Going to Lose Steam

By Daniel J. Mallinson, Pennsylvania State University, and Lee Hannah, Wright State University The midterm elections could loosen cannabis restrictions in the United States, as four states put ballot initiatives on legalization to a vote. Voters in Utah and Missouri will...

Marijuana.com’s 5 Election Contests You Have to Watch

The fate of marijuana reform rests largely in the hands of our elected officials. Ballot initiatives can introduce marijuana legalization into states and counties, but elected officials ultimately are responsible for shaping the policy, creating the programs, and implementing the...

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