• 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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    Synthetic Marijuana Continues To Take Lives (Opposing Views)

    by  • August 3, 2014 • 0 Comments

    In this day and age, if an edible product is on store shelves, we assume it’s same to consume; the reality for synthetic cannabinoids couldn’t be farther from the truth. DEA regulations are having a hard time keeping pace with synthetic cannabinoids, and for commercial producers, winning this race means shorter evaluation and testing times, and a greater likelihood...

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    Replicating HOPE: Can others do it as well as Hawaii? (The Corrections Connection Network News [CCNN])

    by  • August 2, 2014 • 0 Comments

    Hawaii’s HOPE, a landmark program for probationers with for drug violations as gathered much esteem since 2009, with as many as 40 jurisdictions across the nation examining and undertaking it’s replicability. It’s acclaim lies in its results: a remarkably high number of probationers comply with the program and HOPE is more cost effective than traditional probation programs. Policy analyst...

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    Beau Kilmer Outlines the Many Factors that Need to be Considered in the Debate to Legalize Marijuana in Vermont (NPR Vermont)

    by  • August 2, 2014 • 0 Comments

    The Rand Corporation began analyzing marijuana as a public policy issue approximately 6 years ago. Beau Kilmer, co-director of the Drug Policy Research Center speaks to us on marijuana taxation for jurisdictions considering the legalization of marijuana and the distinction between decriminalization and legalization-commercialization, among other concerns.

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