Thursday, April 9, 2020

John Hudak

John Hudak is deputy director of the Center for Effective Public Management and a senior fellow in Governance Studies. His research includes state and federal marijuana policy. John’s 2016 book, Marijuana: A Short History, offers a unique, up-to-date profile of how cannabis emerged from the shadows of counterculture and illegality to become a serious, even mainstream, public policy issue and source of legal revenue for both businesses and governments. In it, he describes why attitudes and policy have changed, and what those changes mean for marijuana's future place in society. Follow him on Twitter @JohnJHudak

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Tom Brady Told Howard Stern He Smoked Weed In High School

Tom Brady may have enjoyed the usual toke, but letting down his dad stopped him from becoming a marijuana user.

Charlotte’s Web Namesake Charlotte Figi Passes From COVID-19

Charlotte Figi came to fame as the sweet little girl who suffered hundreds of seizures a day from a rare condition called Dravet Syndrome.

Federal Marijuana Legalization Necessary For Coronavirus Bailouts

Considering the industry was already suffering from some relatively troubled times before the virus struck, many cannabis businesses may soon go broke.

New To Smoking Marijuana? Expect Coughing, Anxiety, And Paranoia

New or occasional users were more likely to experience adverse reactions from smoking marijuana than frequent users, researchers reported.

Feds Will Pay Scientists To Study Marijuana’s Effects On COVID-19

The National Institute on Drug Abuse is calling for research into the effects smoking marijuana has on the coronavirus.

Here’s A Breakdown Of Who Supports Cannabis As ‘Essential’ During Pandemic

More than half (53%) of responders agreed that marijuana dispensaries should be considered "essential" during the coronavirus outbreak.

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The Deafening Silence Of Cannabis In The Democratic Debate

Nevada legalized cannabis via a ballot initiative in 2016, and the location of the debate presented a perfect opportunity for debate moderators to engage the issue.

Joe Biden’s Toughest Opponent Is His Criminal Justice Record

The Democratic Party has changed dramatically, particularly on issues involving criminal justice and drug policy. It is on these issues that Mr. Biden’s strengths have become his weaknesses.  

Why Aren’t More Congressional Candidates Embracing Marijuana Reform?

In the lead up to the 2018 midterm elections, cannabis advocates are going through a familiar routine: throwing their hands up in frustration as to why more candidates are not embracing cannabis reform.

Canadian Marijuana Employees Haven’t Cleared Customs Just Yet

While new announcements from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection may be a sigh of relief for the industry, there remain a few concerns as Canada marks this historic day.

Op Ed: Donald Trump Must Answer For Marijuana Smear Team

Why might the White House be moving in this direction on cannabis policy? It flies in the face of public opinion as well as the president’s promises on the campaign trail and to a senator of his own party.

What Would Happen To The Cannabis Movement If Trump Left Office?

For industry and for the advocacy community, it is a critical question, as President Trump—at least rhetorically—has been the most pro-cannabis reform-minded president in history.