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Indian Country looks to marijuana as new moneymaker (Idaho Statesman)

By ROB HOTAKAINEN
February 26, 2015
After making hundreds of billions of dollars running casinos, American Indian tribes are getting a good whiff of another potential moneymaker: marijuana.

The first  Tribal Marijuana Conference is set for Friday on the Tulalip Indian Reservation …

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Marijuana is now legal in Washington, DC. Here’s what you need to know (VOX Media)

Updated By GERMAN LOPEZ
February 26, 2015
DC voters in November approved a ballot initiative that allows adults 21 and older to possess up to two ounces of marijuana, grow up to six plants, and gift up to one ounce

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Marijuana May Be The Least Dangerous Recreational Drug, Study Shows (Huffington Post)

By MATT FERNER
February 25, 2015
Marijuana is far safer than alcohol, tobacco and multiple other illicit substances, researchers say, and strict, legal regulation of cannabis might be a more reasonable approach than current prohibitions.

Those are the findings of …

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Drug Policy Forum with Professor Beau Kilmer (ATODA)

By the Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drug Association (ATODA) of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT)
February 19, 2015
The ACT (and the Australian) community is calling out for a legal regime for therapeutic/medicinal cannabis. The Legislative Assembly for the ACT is …

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In Uruguay, pot could cost more for pain relief than for pleasure (Global Post)

By WILL CARLESS
February 16, 2015
…A National Drug Council spokesman confirmed on Wednesday that cannabis grown in Uruguay for medicinal uses — like treating pain and nausea caused by chemotherapy, or helping boost appetites for HIV/AIDS patients — will …

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This man wants to build the Tim Hortons of marijuana (Fusion)

By TED HESSON
February 11, 2015
…Cops across the country are cutting down on marijuana arrests.

Cannabis use is growing in popularity, but that isn’t spurring law enforcement to action. From 2007 to 2013, the number of days Americans used

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Even as marijuana use rises, arrests are falling (The Washington Post)

By KEITH HUMPHREYS
February 11, 2015
There’s been a general principle guiding drug policy for years: drug laws are enforced in tandem with the drug’s use. But recent enforcement of marijuana laws has not followed that principle. The federal government’s National Survey …

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Bill Bennett’s Marijuana Gateway Theory (And Harry Anslinger’s) | Forbes

By JACOB SULLUM
February 10, 2015
By the 1950s, Federal Bureau of Narcotics Commissioner Harry Anslinger had backed away from his claim that marijuana turns people into murderers. Instead he began arguing that it turns them into heroin addicts. “Over

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Will Vermont be next to legalize? (Castletown Spartan)

By JACOB COVELL
January 28, 2015
…Beau Kilmer, the director of Rand’s study, said, “Really there are nine main issues to focus on when thinking about the legalization.”

According to Kilmer, those issues are production, profit motive, promotion, prevention, penalties, …

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RAND Study Says Legalizing Pot in Vermont Could Mean Big Tax Revenues (The Northfields News)

By STAFF
January 22, 2015
Legalizing recreational marijuana production, distribution and possession in Vermont could generate significant tax revenues, but also involves costs and important decisions about how best to regulate the substance, according to a new RAND Corporation study.…

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