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Why marijuana won’t become another Big Tobacco (The Washington Post)

By CHRISTOPHER INGRAHAM
August 8, 2014
I wrote earlier this week about the sophisticated ad campaigns recently launched by supporters and opponents of marijuana legalization. The two camps agree that marijuana is going mainstream but part company on whether this is an …

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Marijuana Legalization May Have China’s Big Pot Competing With American Cannabis Companies (Inquisitr)

By Inquisitr
August 10, 2014
Marijuana legalization is sweeping the United States, but already some are claiming legal weed won’t become a Big Pot that could compete with the likes of the already well-established Big Tobacco. But could it be …

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Why the federal government classifies marijuana like heroin (Vox Media)

By GERMAN LOPEZ
August 7, 2014
At the center of the country’s marijuana legalization debate is the US drug scheduling system, which the federal government has used for decades to regulate what it defines as a controlled substance.

When the New York …

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In most states, marijuana is a bargain compared to beer (The Washington Post)

By ROBERT A. FERDMAN and CHRISTOPHER INGRAHAM
August 7, 2014
Marijuana is really cheap relative to beer in most states—and really not in, well, only a few. We used marijuana street prices from crowdsourcing site priceofweed.comto estimate the price of a single …

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Rules for the marijuana market (NY Times: Op-Ed)

By VIKAS BAJAJ
August 4, 2014
As voters and lawmakers in more states decide to legalize marijuana, policy makers will have to answer a fresh and difficult question: How should governments regulate the production and sale of the drug?

Beyond keeping …

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This could be the first ad from a marijuana business to run in the New York Times (Vox Media)

By GERMAN LOPEZ
August 2, 2014
The times are changing. Leafly, which is a bit like the Yelp of medical marijuana, on Sunday will run a full-page ad in the New York Times. The company believes this will be the first

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Synthetic Marijuana Continues To Take Lives (Opposing Views)

By JONATHAN WOLFE
August 1, 2014
Synthetic alternatives to marijuana have flooded the market over the last decade.

The creations, often marketed as “Spice,” “K2,” and “Mr. Smiley,” typically consist of a synthetic cannabinoid sprayed onto a potpourri-like substance. The …

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Vermont marijuana study to focus on use, costs and precedents (Brattleboro Reformer)

By KATIE JICKLING
August 1, 2014
MONTPELIER — The Rand Corp. met last week with the Shumlin administration to lay out plans for a study on the impact of legalizing marijuana in Vermont.

Rand researcher Beau Kilmer, who will lead …

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This Is Your Brain on Legal Drugs: Let’s End the Drug War With a Minimum of Casualties by Following the Science (Huffington Post – blog)

By ARIANNA HUFFINGTON
July 30, 2014
Human beings sometimes have a troubling inability to hold two thoughts in mind at the same time. This is true not only when the two thoughts contradict each other but even when they simply …

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Book TV at Pepperdine University: Angela Hawken, “Marijuana Legalization: What Everyone Needs to Know” (C-Span)

Speaker ANGELA HAWKEN | C-SPAN Host PETER SLEN
July 26, 2014
Pepperdine University’s Angela Hawken sat down with C-SPAN’s Book TV to talk about the pros and cons of marijuana legalization.  This interview, recorded at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, is part of …

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