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‘Just Say No’ to the Gateway Theory of Pot (The Atlantic)

By OLGA KHAZAN
APR 23, 2015
Many young adults remember their childhood participation in Drug Abuse Resistance Education, better known by the acronym “D.A.R.E.”  One of the program’s core messages—along with the idea that you should always shout “NO!” when

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GLYNN: Marijuana tax revenue still in question (Niagra Gazette)

By DON GLENN
April 12, 2015
Countless questions remain over what impact medical marijuana taxes might have on the New York state budget. There’s some reason to downplay widespread optimism that it would be a panacea for closing fiscal gaps.…

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Will legalizing pot affect violence in Latin America? (WWLP – 22 News)

By ROSA FLORES
April 10, 2015
At the summit of the Americas in Panama, Latin American leaders will discuss the drug war. A potential new concern comes from an unlikely source: the united states where pot, is increasingly becoming legal.

Recreational …

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Marijuana Taxes Won’t Save State Budgets (The New York Times)

Edited by DAVID LEONHARDT 
April 9, 2015
Colorado’s marijuana tax collections are not as high as expected.

In February 2014, Gov. John Hickenlooper’s office projected Colorado would take in $118 million in taxes on recreational marijuana in its first full …

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Weed World: Lessons from Marijuana Legalization Around the Globe (Foreign Affairs)

By JOHN COLLINS
March 22, 2015
In the blink of an eye, global debates about cannabis regulation have shifted from “whether” to “how.” In 2014, Uruguay became the first nation to explicitly regulate cannabis from seed to sale. Its preferred

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Can Washington’s Gift Economy in Marijuana Work? (The New York Times)

Edited By DAVID LEONHARDT
March 20, 2015
It sounds like an idea a stoner might come up with.

In Washington, D.C., it’s now legal to possess marijuana, to grow it, to smoke it and to give it away. But you’re

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Queensland takes ‘wait and see’ approach to medical marijuana (Brisbane Times)

By BRISBANE TIMES
March 18, 2016
Queensland’s Labor government is adopting the same “wait and see” approach to medical marijuana of other states as NSW presses ahead with clinical trials.

Children with severe epilepsy, chemotherapy and terminal illness patients will …

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The Senators Who Want Legal Weed (The Daily Beast)

By ABBY HAGLAGE
March 9, 2015
Spirits were high in Washington, D.C., Monday night as news broke that three senators plan to introduce a bill to Congress on Tuesday aimed at ending the federal ban on marijuana.

While the details

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The State of Marijuana: A conversation with a prominent thinker on the evolving law — and business — of pot (The Marshall Project)

By THE MARSHALL PROJECT
March 9, 2015
Mark Kleiman is a professor of public policy at UCLA, specializing in criminal justice and drug policy. In the summer, he will join the faculty of the Marron Institute for Urban Management at

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Unknowns and uncertainties after one year of marijuana legalization in Colorado (Deseret News National)

By DEBORAH SUTTON
March 6, 2015
More than a year has passed since Colorado’s “Green Wednesday,” when hundreds of people braved the New Year’s Day cold to queue outside the state’s 24 marijuana retail stores.

Colorado became the first jurisdiction

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