• Posts Tagged ‘Policy Analysis’

    WA Officials plan on 5-year marijuana revenue between 0 and $2bn

    by  • November 16, 2012 • News Stories • 0 Comments

    “The Office of Financial Management’s I-502 fiscal impact statement estimates that revenue generated from a fully-functioning in-state marijuana industry could be as high at $1.94 billion over the next five years. However, due to the high level of uncertainty regarding federal law and final results of implementation, the lower bound of the possible revenue is simply...

    Read more →

    Marijuana Policy Project (pro A-64) analyst Don Riffle talks about Mexico and prohibition

    by  • November 15, 2012 • News Stories • 0 Comments

    “Prohibition has been a failed public policy in the United States,” says Dan Riffle, a legislative analyst with the Washington, D.C.-based Marijuana Policy Project — one of the principal funders of Amendment 64′s campaign. “But in Mexico, it’s been lethal. It’s been catastrophic.” ” Michael Roberts at the Denver Westword

    Read more →

    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...

    Read more →

    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...

    Read more →

    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...

    Read more →

    Sales: one distinction between Washington and Colorado’s initiatives

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

    Jacob Sullum at Reason Hit & Run explains the various on-the-ground consequences if Washington and Colorado pass their initiatives. One major distinction is that Washington legalizes (and licenses) marijuana production but restricts sales to marijuana-only stores; Colorado is more liberal with sales, allowing non-profit transfers of up to 1 ounce. The full story  

    Read more →