• Marijuana legalization hasn’t made US teens more likely to use pot, federal agency says (VOX Media)

    by  • December 17, 2014 • 0 Comments

    While advocates or opponents of marijuana legalization scour research that’ll validate their claims, analysts remind us that it’s still far too early to tell whether teen use is increasing or decreasing with legalization. Marijuana policy analysts Mark Kleiman and Beau Kilmer, of UCLA and RAND respectively, point to the fact that the retail marijuana industry is still...

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    Marijuana’s Big-Money Marley Brand Makes a Splash (Seattle Weekly News)

    by  • November 28, 2014 • 0 Comments

    How feasible is global branding within the marijuana market, especially a U.S. based one skirting federal prohibition? Such is the undertaking of Privateer Holdings, the name behind such subsidiaries as Leafy, a popular website catologing cannabis strains, and Tilray, Canada’s largest marijuana growing facility. Just what hurdles Privateer must overcome, including product safety concerns, are discussed in the following...

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    Charting Vermont’s Marijuana Landscape (VPR)

    by  • November 18, 2014 • 0 Comments

    Vermont Lawmakers await the conclusions of a study by RAND Corporation’s Drug Policy Research Center when considering legalizing marijuana in the state.  Beau Kilmer, co-director of the Drug Policy Research Center, says the study looks to survey the intricacies of marijuana markets in order take the smoothest road in supplanting the black market trade...

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    How to Keep Kids off the Grass (Vice Media)

    by  • November 17, 2014 • 0 Comments

    Rather than shy away or from the attendant harms of marijuana legalization, theses authors urge opponents and proponents to face them head-on. The article presents a case for harm-reduction; for instance, how to keep cannabis out of the hands of minors, in light of it’s increased availability for those states that choose to legalize.

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