• Debate swirls over budding marijuana business (Al Jazeera)

    by  • November 26, 2014 • Daily Digests • 0 Comments

    Marijuana legalization is inevitable, as is the industry to follow.  However, there are voices cautioning to learn lessons from the ending of alcohol prohibition and the establishment of Big Alcohol, as Mark Kleiman has long pointed out.

    SAMUEL GILBERT | November 25, 2014

    Standing in Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem, Frank Mills puffs on a thinly rolled marijuana cigarette, exhaling a long thin stream of smoke towards downtown Manhattan.

    “I’m celebrating,” said Mills, a native New Yorker whose governor recently proposed to decriminalise possession of under 15 grams of marijuana – a move that came just days after the November 4 midterm elections, when voters overwhelmingly embraced the legalisation of recreational marijuana in Oregon, Alaska, and the District of Columbia.

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