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Marijuana legalization news and analysis from The Nation
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.
December 27, 2019
Vape Bans Won’t Make You Safer
Harm reduction advocates oppose vaping bans of all kinds, arguing that vaping is the most effective way to permanently ease smokers off cigarettes.
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December 6, 2018
Letters From the December 31, 2018, Issue
The perils of make-work… Government workers, unite!… The edible is political (
November 21, 2018
Marijuana Comes to Coalinga
The weed business promised to save this struggling California town. So far, it’s been a bust.
August 30, 2018
Cynthia Nixon’s Emphasis on Marijuana Legalization Added Vital Thinking to the New York Gubernatorial Debate
“There are a lot of reasons to do it,” the challenger said of legalization, “but first and foremost, because it’s a racial-justice issue.”
March 21, 2018
Chicago Says It Loud and Clear: Legalize It!
Cook County voters overwhelmingly backed a marijuana referendum, and the new Democratic nominee for governor is all-in for reform.
September 11, 2017
Legendary Chicana Organizer Betita Martínez Wrote a Perfect Parody for the Trump Era—in 1967
Martínez penned it after leaving her job at
to work for SNCC.
Elizabeth Sutherland Martínez