• 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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    Lawmakers Look for Answers From Marijuana Study (WCAX)

    by  • November 14, 2014 • 0 Comments

    Senior RAND policy analyst Beau Kilmer joined the Jeb Spaulding administration in Vermont to discuss the effects legalizing marijuana could have on the state. He later addressed the public in a videoconference to inform voters on alternatives to the commercialization of marijuana; regulation by way of a state monopoly model.

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    Who’s part of the new marijuana majority? What the numbers mean for 2016 (Washington Post)

    by  • November 8, 2014 • 0 Comments

    With mid-term elections in passing, some researchers have tried infer what impact this has had upon a dip in national support for marijuana legalization. But several policy analyst say the trend is short-term. According to Jonathan Caulkins, of Carnegie Mellon University, “Anything is possible, including a reversal/roll-back/backlash, but my single best prediction would be that a large proportion of the...

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    Marijuana legalization sweeps the 2014 midterm elections (VOX Media)

    by  • November 5, 2014 • 0 Comments

    The following article neatly explains the results of November 4 marijuana ballot measures in four states. Alaska and Oregon voted to legalize the sale and recreational use marijuana in the near future, while in D.C. recreational use is legalized (pending further review) but retail sales are not authorized nor regulated by the state. Medicinal marijuana in Florida did...

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