• Posts Tagged ‘Opinion’

    KLEIMAN: Neither Washington nor Colorado’s systems are as good as a “grow your own” regime.

    by  • November 13, 2012 • Opinion • 0 Comments

    “The Colorado measure is much more radical than the Washington measure. Both intend to establish regulated markets on the alcohol model, something the federal government could probably shut down with relatively modest effort if it decided to. But Colorado also legalizes every resident to grow his or her own marijuana, and to give away...

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    Kleiman: A “grow your own” system provides benefits over the “alcohol model”

    by  • November 12, 2012 • Opinion • 0 Comments

    A “grow your own” system might make marijuana legal but without exploding consumption rates. “Mark Kleiman.. parses the possibilities: “…A “grow-your-own” system with an unregulated market of small-scale producers has some attractive features, compared to the alcohol model: There won’t be any marketing executives using their ingenuity to create as many as possible of the...

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    Roger Roffman: marijuana legalization should be based on a six-point public health model

    by  • November 9, 2012 • Opinion • 0 Comments

    Roger Roffman at CNN: “What is a public health model? In brief, it’s an approach that acknowledges use of marijuana can present harms to the user and to public safety, and includes provisions to prevent or ameliorate those harms. A public health model includes six key elements. Washington state’s new law incorporates each of them. The first is...

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    U.S. News Debate: Should Marijuana Use Be Legalized?

    by  • November 5, 2012 • News Stories • 0 Comments

    U.S. News consults a round of opinion leaders on the central question. Op-eds include: YES — Marijuana use isn’t grave enough to be labeled a crime - ALISON HOLCOMB, Drug Policy Director of the American Civil Liberties Union YES — Pot is safer than tobacco and alcohol - PAUL ARMENTANO, Deputy Director of the National Organization for the Reform of...

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