• About Steve Davenport

    Steve maintains Marijuana Monitor from Oakland, California. Having grown up in the East Bay and studied at UCLA, he's had ample exposure to contemporary marijuana culture and the policy debate surrounding the issue. He believes that now, more than ever, is the time for clear-headed discussion about pragmatics.

    Colorado’s state stores report over $1.25m in tax revenue. What does that mean for long-term revenue takes?

    by  • February 14, 2014 • Daily Digests • 0 Comments

    According to a self-report by half of Colorado’s 35 state stores, sales in the first month of legalized operation have yielded $1.24 million in tax revenue. Assuming these self-reports are accurate, the true figure may be approximately double that, depending on the sales of the 17 stores who did not self-report. A simple pro-ration...

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    Several bills introduced to reform Washington medical marijuana

    by  • February 1, 2014 • Daily Digests • 0 Comments

    A series of bills have been introduced to the Washington House and Senate, on the heels of the recommendations for addressing medical marijuana, released by a tri-agency commission headed by the Department of Revenue, Department of Health, and the Liquor Control Board. Those recommendations took an aggressive approach to reforming the medical marijuana system...

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    AP: Washington Lawmakers Consider De-criminalizing Minor Purchases at Cannabis Stores

    by  • January 27, 2014 • Daily Digests • 0 Comments

    Concerned about the stigma of criminal penalties  on minors attempting to purchase what has now become legal in that state, Washington lawmakers have introduced a bill downgrading attempts to purchase from a criminal penalty to a civil infraction. The bill has support from Representative Chris Hurst, often considered a “tough on crime” legislator, given...

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    Can Colorado restrict marijuana sales to residents?

    by  • January 24, 2013 • Daily Digests, Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Thursday, January 24. Is it unconstitutional to restrict  marijuana sales to CO residents? “…Mason Tvert, one of the law’s proponents, says there shouldn’t be a debate at all, arguing it would be unconstitutional to prohibit out-of-state adults from buying pot. He believes it would also be bad public policy. ‘It’s entirely unconstitutional and it’ll...

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    Washington Continues Eradicating Marijuana

    by  • January 17, 2013 • Daily Digests • 0 Comments

    Top Story Washington will not stop Federally-funded efforts to eradicate marijuana. “The Washington State Patrol announced Monday that they expect to continue their state-wide Marijuana Eradication Program, despite the November passage of I-502, which legalized the adult use of marijuana in Washington state. Since the program began a decade ago, the Washington State Patrol has...

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