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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It is time for an American president to think seriously about policy change to disrupt the manner in which the United States deals with drugs.
John Hudak, a senior fellow at Brookings Institute, sat down with White House correspondent Brian Karem to discuss politics and marijuana.
What the presidential debate last night showed most Americans is that such a setting will not be a resource to help answer their questions.
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.
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.
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.