• Casual Pot Use Shown To Cause Brain Abnormalities In Youth (Reuters)

    by  • April 16, 2014 • 0 Comments

    A joint Northwestern University and Harvard study reveals chronic marijuana use among 18-25 year olds directly harms specific regions of the brain. Whether or not these effects are reversible through abstinence will require further research. >>>>>>>>> Casual Pot Use Shown To Cause Brain Abnormalities In Youth – April 16, 2014 – Alex Dobuzinskis Young,...

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    Study: Marijuana legalization doesn’t increase crime (msnbc)

    by  • April 16, 2014 • 0 Comments

    Crime rates continue to drop even after Marijuana legalization, a new study finds.  While law enforcement officials in California warn that they’ve seen legal pot use lead to an increase in violent crimes.  However, researchers at the University of Texas disagree, arguing the opposite: as prohibitions fall so to do incidences of violent crime....

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    Cannabis Goes Corporate (The American Conservative)

    by  • April 16, 2014 • 0 Comments

    Amongst all the brouhaha, the clamor from users and entrepreneurs becomes indiscernible. But some forwarding-thinking proponents are holding their applause. While some think the pitfalls of alcohol use and abuse are as inseparable as apples and cinnamon, marijuana legalization doesn’t need to go the same route. >>>>>>>>> Cannabis Goes Corporate – April 15, 2014 –...

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    High Stakes: Interview with Mark Kleiman (College Tribune)

    by  • April 16, 2014 • 0 Comments

    A primer on marijuana legazation through this interview with marijuana policy expert Mark Kleiman. >>>>>>>>> High Stakes: Interview with Mark Kleiman – April 14, 2014 – Alex Criado Mark Kleiman is a professor in public policy in UCLA, comically known as “pot’s go-to guy.” However, he has soberly brought a lot of attention and...

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    KPCC: From grow-ops to greenbacks: How should California regulate and tax recreational pot

    by  • April 9, 2014 • 0 Comments

    In discussing marijuana legalization efforts by states, it’s easy to overlook the need to educate voters on the various avenues for implementation, some of which may undermine the effects they hope to achieve. More specifically, the harmful marketing effects of profit-driven marijuana industries. The urgency to decriminalize and the need to formulate sound-policies around public...

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    Washington Post: Legal pot in Colorado hasn’t stopped black market

    by  • April 3, 2014 • 0 Comments

    Colorado’s licit and illicit market continues to rumble. In response to crimes related to marijuana and continuing sales, proponents note the transitional period while critics cite high taxes as undermining legalization. Lack of drug use data furthers clouds the extent of these realities. >>>>>>>>> Legal pot in Colorado hasn’t stopped black market – April...

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    Guardian Liberty Voice: Marijuana Legalization for Medical Use Does Not Increase Crime, Says Study

    by  • March 29, 2014 • 0 Comments

    A University of Texas study furthers research that would place marijuana outside the realm of hard drugs and violence. Any criminogenic relationship with marijuana appears to be the result of its illegality. >>>>>>>>> Marijuana Legalization for Medical Use Does Not Increase Crime, Says Study – March 29, 2014 – Kollin Lore Researchers in Dallas at...

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    Journal Star: Marijuana legalization raises logistical questions

    by  • March 27, 2014 • 0 Comments

    Beau Kilmer, co-director of the Rand Drug Policy Research Center, lays out marijuana debate in this quick and easy guide. >>>>>>>>> Journal Star: Marijuana legalization raises logistical questions – March 26, 2014 – Steve Israel Is your state considering legalizing marijuana? Here are eight issues to research and discuss before the debate even begins,...

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    Record Online: New York grapples with growing movement to legalize pot

    by  • March 23, 2014 • 0 Comments

    In the span of just 25 years, the climate towards legalization has shifted dramatically. Among the questions most central to regulation is sufficient taxation. Will it be enough to cover programs and research delegated towards treatment and prevention? Can public health prevail against the tide of increasingly powerful lobbyist?  >>>>>>>>> New York grapples with...

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    Market Watch: Cocaine use is going to pot

    by  • March 21, 2014 • 0 Comments

    An Office of National Drug Control Policy report concludes cocaine use fell by 50 percent between 2006 to 2010. But increases in heroin use should still alarm taxpayers whose money in public goods is diverted from other uses. >>>>>>>>> Market Watch: Cocaine use is going to pot – March 21, 2014 – Quentin Fottrell...

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    KiroTV: Weed use up, cocaine use down: study

    by  • March 11, 2014 • 0 Comments

    2000-2010 may mark drug data’s golden era as the federal government has cut back funding for collecting drug use data, curtailing research opportunities. >>>>>>>>> Weed use up, cocaine use down: study – March 11, 2014 – Nathan Giannini A study on drug trends from the year 2000 to 2010 found dramatic shifts in the...

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