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

Recent articles

Here’s What You Should Do If You Want To Hike With Marijuana

Now that summer is upon us, it's time to remember that hikes bring out the best in marijuana by getting you in touch with nature and allowing you to relax and enjoy your trek in surprising ways.

Who Pays For All Those Outfits Meghan Markle Wears? You Might Be Surprised

How the royals manage to fund their expensive fashion habits will be quite surprising to anyone who thought "freebie" was automatically printed on royal receipts.

Here’s What CBD Can’t Do for You

While the ability to manage seizures for a few hard-to-treat pediatric conditions, decrease anxiety, and improve sleep have all been supported by preliminary research, there are false claims being made about CBD.

This Week’s Music: Caroline Polachek, Jonas Brothers And Mark Ronson

This week's column features Caroline Polachek's first single, the wildest Reggaeton and Pop combination you can think of and the release of Mark Ronson's much awaited record.

Dogs Of Instagram: Afghan Hound

One of the most striking breeds is also one of the oldest. According to an ancient myth, the Afghan hound represents the dogdom on Noah's Arc.

This Is Why Prince Philip Is Not King Of England

As with most royal protocol, the reason Prince Phillip is only a prince is a little murky, relying on patriarchal tradition and not common sense.

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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.

When The VA Lies To Congress About Medical Marijuana, It Lies To Our Veterans

Secretary Shulkin has an obligation to do better on behalf of those brave men and women who served.