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Branding marijuana: How one company wants to refine a multibillion-dollar industry (VOX Media)

Updated By GERMAN LOPEZ
October 28, 2014
But if marijuana edibles are any indication, pot businesses will definitely take to products that are of questionable quality even as public attention turns against them.

“We’re seeing the expected level of marketing …

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Washington ‘Pot Czar’ Mark Kleiman Endorses Marijuana Legalization In Oregon (Huffington Post)

By SAM LEVINE
October 26, 2014
Mark Kleiman, the Washington state “pot czar” and a leading drug policy expert who has criticized a state-by-state approach to marijuana legalization, came out on Thursday in favor of Oregon’s ballot measure to legalize the drug for recreational purposes.

In …

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Oregon, cities differ on marijuana tax level (Market Watch)

By ZUSHA ELINSON
October 25, 2014
As voters in this state prepare to decide whether to legalize recreational marijuana, a dispute over taxing the drug is demonstrating the complexity of transforming a black market into a legal one.

Drafters of …

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Beau Kilmer describes the policy climate surrounding marijuana legalization at UF Law panel

The following article summarizes the panel discussion that took place with marijuana policy experts on Oct. 24 at the University of Florida.

By CHRISTOPHER CURRY | GAINSVILLE SUN | October 25, 2014

Beau Kilmer, a senior policy researcher at the RAND …

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The presence of marijuana in Michael Brown’s system tells us little about why he died (Washington Post)

By CHRISTOPHER INGRAHAM
October 23, 2014
An autopsy and toxicology report obtained Tuesday by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch find, among many other things, that Michael Brown had THC, an active ingredient in marijuana, in his system at the time of his death. …

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UF law school student publication holding panel discussion on legalization of marijuana (Gainesville Sun)

Staff Report by GAINESVILLE SUN
October 21, 2014
The University of Florida Levin College of Law student law review is holding a panel discussion Friday, October 24, on marijuana legalization.

The discussion, “Legalize Marijuana? A Conversation with the Experts,” begins

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Inside marijuana shops: A picture of our future? (Insurance News Net)

By JEFF OSTROWSKI
October 18, 2014
Arizona and more than a dozen other states that have legalized medical marijuana. If 60 percent of voters approve Amendment 2, Floridians will be able to buy weed with a doctor’s permission.

Colorado is the state …

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Where pot is legal: Marijuana party buses roll out in Seattle (Alaska Dispatch News)

By LAUREL ANDREWS
October 17, 2014
In Washington, lawmakers aren’t only deciding the regulations for marijuana producers and retailers, but for auxiliary businesses around the new industry, as well. Gaps in the law still exist, loopholes need to be closed. Entrepreneurs —

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Marijuana’s medical use is illegal under federal law. It’s also patented by the feds (VOX Media)

Updated By GERMAN LOPEZ
October 8, 2014
The federal government considers marijuana a schedule 1 drug, a controlled substance that has a high potential for abuse and no medical value. But the federal government also owns, through the US Department of …

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Mark Kleiman on Regulating Weed: VICE Podcast 022 (NeTV)

Interview by REIHAN SALAM | October 4, 2014


This week on the VICE Podcast, Kleiman takes us through the challenges facing the cannabis-legalization movement, strategies for limiting the harms associated with alcohol abuse, and the impact of the decades-long US prison

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