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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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How marijuana legalization became a majority movement (VOX Media)

Interview By EZRA KLEIN | Updated By GERMAN LOPEZ | Oct. 1, 2014

In just a few years, marijuana legalization advocates have gone from being part of a long-shot movement to representative of a view held by 58 percent of Americans.…

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Eric Holder questions marijuana’s legal status as he prepares to leave Justice Department (VOX Media)

Updated by GERMAN LOPEZ
September 25, 2014
On the eve of his reported resignation, US Attorney General Eric Holder said in an interview with Yahoo News that it’s time to reconsider marijuana’s legal classification in the federal government’s scheduling system.

Under the current classification, …

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The threat of commercialized marijuana (VOX Media)

Updated by GERMAN LOPEZ
September 23, 2014
There are many, many layers to marijuana laws and legalization. There are still major questions about the risks of teen use, whether marijuana really needs to be rescheduled to allow research into its medical use, and how …

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The threat of commercialized marijuana (VOX Media)

Updated by GERMAN LOPEZ
September 23, 2014
There are many, many layers to marijuana laws and legalization. There are still major questions about the risks of teen use, whether marijuana really needs to be rescheduled to allow research into its medical use, and how …

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Marijuana, Federal Power, and the States: Symposium at Case Western Reserve University (Brookings)

By GRACE WALLACK
Sept. 11, 2014
Prominent academics gathered on September 12 for a one-day conference at Case Western Reserve University School of Law to discuss how theories of federalism should inform marijuana policy, the constitutional constraints on federal power, and implementation challenges …

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