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    Marijuana is now legal in Washington, DC. Here’s what you need to know (VOX Media)

    by  • February 28, 2015 • Daily Digests • 0 Comments

    D.C. legislators upended Congressional efforts to kill the November ’14 voter-approved ballot measure to legalize the possession, growing, and gifting of cannabis. Unable to implement the measure in January following federal appropriations bill restrictions, it now appears that D.C. has laid a legal premise to enact the measure.

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    Marijuana May Be The Least Dangerous Recreational Drug, Study Shows (Huffington Post)

    by  • February 28, 2015 • Daily Digests • 0 Comments

    As recreational cannabis continues to challenge the status quo in states across the country, mounting research points to the outmodedness of the 1986 U.S. Controlled Substances Act. Mark Kleiman, professor of drug policy at NYU, quickly points out that reforming said legislation is only part of the picture. Reducing the attendant harms of underground markets and their...

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    Drug Policy Forum with Professor Beau Kilmer (ATODA)

    by  • February 22, 2015 • Daily Digests • 0 Comments

    Hosted by ATODA (The Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drug Association), Dr. Kilmer was invited to discuss the implications of the U.S. therapeutic/medicinal cannabis regime for the Australian Capital Territory (ACT); whose Legislative Assembly is conducting an Inquiry on this matter. ATODA represents the ACT’s non-governmentental and governmental alcohol, tobacco and other drug sector. Read on to learn more about...

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    Bill Bennett’s Marijuana Gateway Theory (And Harry Anslinger’s) | Forbes

    by  • February 14, 2015 • Daily Digests • 0 Comments

    This article criticizes the open-endedness of the gateway theory argument as used by cannabis prohibitionists, which explains its very tenacity. Such proponents are often eager to emphasize pharmacological effects in their explanations of cannabis users who acquire harder drugs, but such evidence remains nil, and more evidence-based studies such as those published by the Rand Corporation, or notable academic journals...

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    RAND Study Says Legalizing Pot in Vermont Could Mean Big Tax Revenues (The Northfields News)

    by  • January 26, 2015 • Daily Digests • 0 Comments

    The recently released RAND report does much to delineate what we still don’t know about the effects of marijuana, and what questions we need to focus on answering. Gaps remain in our knowledge of its effects on our physiology and because studies capable of drawing conclusive data require time, efforts should be undertaken promptly so...

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