• Marijuana, Federal Power, and the States: Symposium at Case Western Reserve University (Brookings)

    by  • September 12, 2014 • 0 Comments

    Dr. Angela Hawken depicts public opinion on cannabis regulation while clarifying the US international obligations to the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) under the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs. The substance abuse side is explored in by Dr. Kleiman, specifically young adolescents, while Mr. Davenport explores state policy options towards juvenile access to informal marijuana markets.

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    Another Hazy Week For Weed (The Daily Beast)

    by  • September 1, 2014 • 0 Comments

    That physiological research on marijuana’s continues to be governed by speculation should come as no surprise; perhaps the sources behind this research should. Federal prohibition and classification of marijuana as a schedule I drug has created a void that is quickly being filled by institutions vying to substantiate their posture for and against legalization scientifically.

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    Cannabis Consumption Limit: To Enforce or to ‘Nudge’? (Talking Drugs)

    by  • August 30, 2014 • 0 Comments

    Can consumers of state dispensed marijuana self-regulate their consumption? Prof. of Public Policy at UCLA, Mark Kleiman proposes one such approach to this this solution, applying Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein’s “nudge theory” to marijuana economics. The intended goal is to make consumers mindful of their consumption, and accountable to their own commitments; an alternative...

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    This is your federalism on drugs (The Washington Post)

    by  • August 28, 2014 • 0 Comments

    Both republicans and democrats alike recognize the spillover effect marijuana legalization could have on those states where it’s prohibited. These tensions also persist at the state-level among banking and academic institutions whom abide by federal prohibition. That’s why Case Western University’s School of Law will be hosting a conference, bringing together the nation’s best minds on drug policy...

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    Rules for the marijuana market (NY Times: Op-Ed)

    by  • August 6, 2014 • 0 Comments

    Pegging taxes on retail marijuana prices is loosing it clout; it’s a transitory strategy at best. Not only will states like CO and WA lose revenue from taxation as prices drop, this also means less money to finance public health and educational initiatives funded by these taxes. One suggestion is to tax marijuana based on its potency, which along...

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