• Text of the bill: Colorado Amendment 64

    by  • November 13, 2012 • 0 Comments

    Title and Ballot question Shall there be an amendment to the Colorado constitution concerning marijuana, and, in connection therewith, providing for the regulation of marijuana; permitting a person twenty-one years of age or older to consume or possess limited amounts of marijuana; providing for the licensing of cultivation facilities, product manufacturing facilities, testing facilities,...

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    Text of the bill: Washington Initiative 502

    by  • November 13, 2012 • 1 Comment

    Filed July 8, 2011 Passed into law November 6, 2012 AN ACT Relating to marijuana; amending RCW 69.50.101, 69.50.401, 69.50.4013, 69.50.412, 69.50.4121, 69.50.500, 46.20.308, 46.61.502, 46.61.504, 46.61.50571, and 46.61.506; reenacting and amending RCW 69.50.505, 46.20.3101, and 46.61.503; adding a new section to chapter 46.04 RCW; adding new sections to chapter 69.50 RCW; creating new...

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    Infographics: Depending on who you ask, marijuana represents between 9 and 30% of Mexican cartel revenues.

    by  • November 13, 2012 • 0 Comments

     “The  also predicted that drug trafficking revenues would fall 20 to 30 percent. But that’s a much more severe impact than the one predicted by the Rand Corp., which previously found that cartels would barely feel the pinch from legalization initiatives in the U.S… A 2010 Rand Corp. study estimated that legal marijuana use in California, a state...

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    Seattle Police: Official Guide to Legal Marijuana Use

    by  • November 12, 2012 • 0 Comments

    “Here’s a practical guide for what the Seattle Police Department believes I-502 means for you, beginning December 6th, based on the department’s current understanding of the initiative  Please keep in mind that this is all subject to ongoing state and local review, and that it describes the view of the Seattle Police Department only. All marijuana...

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    A Star is Born: Mason Tvert

    by  • November 12, 2012 • 0 Comments

    After the first weekend after legalization, the Federal response is still unclear. But in Washington and Colorado, there are other developments to monitor. Change is happening fast: some prosecutors in Washington have already stopped handling marijuana possession cases, and Colorado’s strictly-monitored medical marijuana regime might hasten the retail and production industry’s expansion there. Watching...

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    Who gives laws to the lawmen?

    by  • November 9, 2012 • 0 Comments

    Local authorities are still scrambling for orders, experts in the media take turns predicting Federal enforcement, and marijuana entrepreneurs are trying to sort through the legal ramifications. Meanwhile, Mexico talks about reconsidering their marijuana prohibition, and in Colorado marijuana was more popular than Barack Obama. Read on. In Washington, Police and Sheriff await instructions...

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    Timeline for Amendment 64′s implementation.

    by  • November 8, 2012 • 3 Comments

    “Amendment 64 must still be ratified by the governor, which must happen within 30 days of the election. After that, the part of the amendment related to individual behavior goes into effect. But with regard to the sale and regulation of pot, things are a bit more complicated. The amendment calls for the adoption...

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    The Fallout of Legalization

    by  • November 8, 2012 • 0 Comments

    While supporters of Oregon’s Measure 80 (arguably the most liberal initiative, as it legalizes unlicensed cultivation) prepare for another push, elected officials and state agencies in Washington and Colorado look for answers about how to implement their initiatives. Washington voters have gotten legalization, but must wait until December 6, when adults over 21 may legally...

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