Stephen Calabria

Stephen Calabria is a journalist currently living in New York City. His work has also appeared in The Huffington Post, Deutsche Welle, and Talking Points Memo, among other outlets.

North Dakota voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved an initiative that would legalize the cultivation and use of medical cannabis.

Montana voters on Tuesday voted to expand access to medical cannabis in the state, delivering victory that was greater than many had predicted.

Montana cannabis

Arizona on Tuesday rejected a ballot initiative that would have legalized the cultivation and use of recreational cannabis throughout the state.

Voters in Florida on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved an amendment to the state constitution that significantly expands the state’s medical cannabis program.

Nevada on Tuesday voted comfortably to approve a measure that would legalize the use and sale of recreational cannabis throughout the state.

Massachusetts on Tuesday voted in favor of a ballot initiative that legalizes the cultivation and use of recreational cannabis.


California, the most populous state in the United States, voted decisively to legalize the cultivation and use of recreational cannabis.

Prop 64

Tony Bascaro joined Miami’s then-burgeoning illicit cannabis trade in the late 1970s, and has been in prison on a 60-year sentence since 1980.

Tony Bascaro

Massachusetts is known for being one of the more progressive cannabis states in the country, but opposition comes from The Boston Catholic Church.

Boston Catholic Church

Michigan voters in 2008 approved the Michigan Medical Marijuana Initiative, also known as Proposal 1, which passed with 63% of the vote.


According to Ohioans for Medical Marijuana, the proposed regulations would not do enough to service the needs of the state’s medical cannabis patients.

Ohio's Medical Cannabis Laws

A Maryland police commission has recommended relaxing the strict limits on how often prospective officers may have smoked cannabis in the past.


Medicinal Genomics is creating a new registry of cannabis strains on the Bitcoin blockchain, making the cannabis space exponentially more sophisticated.

Bitcoin blockchain

A series of late-night robocalls, encouraging residents to vote against the expansion of medical cannabis access, have angered Florida voters.

Drug-Free Florida Committee

In keeping with its historical nature, in 2015 Washington, D.C. legalized the cultivation, possession, and use of recreational cannabis.

Washington, D.C

The first full-fledged dispensary in Alaska, the most recent state to legalize cannabis sale and use, opened to a crowd of customers and well-wishers.


As far as legalized recreational cannabis is concerned, Colorado is seen by both activists and enthusiasts as the Promised Land.

Recreational Cannabis

This new series will explore what conditions qualify for medical cannabis across America. Ohio Gov. John Kasich passed Ohio’s medical cannabis law in June.

Ohio's Medical Cannabis Law

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder (R) aims to clarify and expand the ways in which medical cannabis is handled in the state going forward.

Rick Snyder

The new law allowing access to medical cannabis went into effect September 8, but it could take years before Ohio patients can purchase in-state.


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