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Marijuana legalization news and analysis from The Nation
October 21, 2022
What Does Biden’s Marijuana Pardon Mean for Deportations?
The Biden administration is pardoning marijuana offenses, but there’s a different legislative move that will have a greater impact on noncitizens.
Felipe de la Hoz
October 13, 2022
John Nichols on Democrats and Marijuana, Plus Greil Marcus on Bob Dylan
On this week’s episode of
Start Making Sense
, writers join the show to talk about Democratic strategy and a new biography.
Start Making Sense
October 12, 2022
Everything Biden’s Pardon for Marijuana Convictions Does and Doesn’t Do
The order speaks not only to the rapidly changing politics of this issue but also to how much more we urgently need to address.
October 7, 2022
Biden Just Made Marijuana Reform a Major 2022 Issue. Democrats Should Run With It.
Voters of all backgrounds support pardoning Americans with federal convictions for marijuana possession.
April 8, 2022
Will Biden Keep His Word and Pardon Federal Cannabis Offenders?
Running for president, Joe Biden promised he’d decriminalize marijuana and pardon federal offenders. So why is Daniel Muessig about to go to prison for five years?
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March 22, 2022
The War on Weed Decimated My Community—Will There Be Restitution?
Legalization offers a chance to restore a fragment of what was lost by Black and Afro-Latinx communities pummeled by prohibition, but so far, white business are claiming the spoils.
February 25, 2021
Mexico Could Soon Become the Largest Legal Marijuana Market in the World
But activists say the law fails to address the widespread pain that decades of militarized enforcement have caused.
December 28, 2020
House Democrats’ Marijuana Decriminalization Vote Is Huge—and Not Enough
This is exactly the right time to start pulling back from the war on drugs.
November 25, 2020
Good Times and End Times on 26th and Folsom
The weed is legal, the virus is spiking, and kids dream of robots protecting their families from the landlord.
July 10, 2020
Why Won’t Democrats Just Come Out for Legalizing Marijuana?
It’s popular. It’s the right thing to do. But as with so many key issues, Biden keeps pressuring the party to pull its punches.