• Legalizers in denial (MyNorthWest)

    by  • April 23, 2014 • 0 Comments

    Marijuana legalization advocates too often focus on the incarceration problem. But legalization is still an “open case,” or at least it should be. How can we turn this focus to marijuana substance abuse and the social problems tied to it?

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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.

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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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