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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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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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