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    PolicyMic: Which Drugs Are Americans Most Addicted to? The U.S. Drug Problem, in Charts

    by  • March 11, 2014 • Daily Digests • 0 Comments

    Electronics and appliances, sporting goods, and even bar culture can’t compete with amount of money Americans spent on meth, marijuana, heroin and cocaine in 2010, according to the recently released RAND Corporation study.  The American appetite for illegal drugs is profound.  And with no policy to curtail demand, despite 43 years of the War...

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    International Business Times: Cocaine Goes Out of Fashion in US While Popularity of Cannabis Soars

    by  • March 11, 2014 • Daily Digests • 0 Comments

    The US has “fallen out of love with cocaine” writes the International Business Times.  The States new love-interest: marijuana.  The RAND Drug Policy Research Centre study concludes that Marijuana’s increase is due to “daily use” among the population.  The study shows that over the last decade Americans have spent over a trillion dollars to...

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    Seattle Weekly: State to Award First Pot License Tomorrow Amid Tension, Prediction of Disaster

    by  • March 4, 2014 • Daily Digests • 0 Comments

    Potential marijuana licensees are apprehension for many reasons. Washington will announce the first licensee March 5 and nobody wants the be the target of that ire. But there are other concerns. The prime time to plant crops is mid-March, so there is the argument that outdoor growers should be given precedence. Turnstile legislation and...

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    The Bellingham Herald: Legal pot: maximum tax revenue, maximum profit, maximum social damage?

    by  • March 4, 2014 • Daily Digests • 0 Comments

    Dr. Kleiman forebodes how the damages inherent in marijuana commercialization pursued by Washington and Colorado will empower anti-legalization advocates and aggravate social ills. The marijuana industry’s market will naturally target those already afflicted with substance abuse disorders; sustaining the problems this involves. If the state isn’t capable of addressing these concern he argues, regulation...

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