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Marijuana legalization news and analysis from The Nation
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
April 20, 2017
How Congress Could Give Trump the Green Light to Go After Medical Marijuana
The government shutdown fight has big implications for medical marijuana patients.
November 29, 2016
‘All Resistance Is Local’: A Plan of Progressive Action for the Trump Years
Here’s how states and cities can lead the fight against the Trump administration—and build a new political order.
November 7, 2016
This Arizona Prosecutor Is Waging a Strange War on Weed—and That’s Just the Beginning
is up for election tomorrow.
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September 24, 2016
Ask the Candidates if They Are Ready to Legalize Marijuana—and, if Not, Why?
An Arizona referendum provides a perfect opening for questions that need to be asked.
March 30, 2016
How Did a Homeless Fast-Food Worker End Up Dead in a Jail Cell?
Jeffery Pendleton was arrested on a Tuesday. By Sunday, he was dead.
March 23, 2015
The US’s ‘War on Drugs’ Has Spiraled Dangerously Out of Control
It didn’t work in Afghanistan, so let’s do it in Mexico.
February 25, 2015
Republican Congressman Threatens DC Mayor With Arrest Over Marijuana Legalization
Too bad he doesn’t actually have the power to stop them.
December 11, 2014
DC Voted to Legalize Marijuana. Congress Should Not Overrule It.
Congress’s spending bill overrides Washington’s vote to legalize marijuana and thwarts the will of the people.