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Marijuana legalization hasn’t made US teens more likely to use pot, federal agency says (VOX Media)

Updated By GERMAN LOPEZ
December 16, 2014
Teen marijuana use fell in 2014, new data shows, despite the beginning of legal pot sales in Colorado and Washington state.

The nationwide Monitoring the Future survey found past-year teen pot use dropped from 26 percent to

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The biggest loser in the CRomnibus: the rights of DC residents (VOX Media)

Updated By DYLAN MATTHEWS
December 13, 2014
The White House’s logic for passing the CRomnibus spending package is simple: it’s not getting any better next year. The alternative to passing it was passing a clean three-month spending bill, then the newly Republican Congress passing an

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Mark Kleiman interview by Damian Christie (New Zealand Drug Foundation)

NEW ZEALAND DRUG FOUNDATION
December 2, 2014
In addition to being an author, blogger, and Professor of Public Policy at UCLA, Mark Kleiman is also the ‘pot czar’ of Washington, tasked with advising the State’s government on their 2012 move …

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Marijuana’s Big-Money Marley Brand Makes a Splash (Seattle Weekly News)

By NINA SHAPIRO
November 25, 2014
Last week, NBC’s Today Show giddily announced an exclusive: Privateer Holdings, the Seattle marijuana company long acclaimed locally for its straight, corporate image and Ivy-League-educated bosses, was launching “the first global pot brand” based …

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Debate swirls over budding marijuana business (Al Jazeera)

SAMUEL GILBERT
November 25, 2014
Standing in Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem, Frank Mills puffs on a thinly rolled marijuana cigarette, exhaling a long thin stream of smoke towards downtown Manhattan.

“I’m celebrating,” said Mills, a native New Yorker whose …

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Oregon must include public health representatives in pot-regulation process (Oregon Live)

By RACHEL O’BRYAN
November 22, 2014
Now that Oregon voters have passed Measure 91 legalizing recreational marijuana, the monumental task of regulating this industry begins.  Constituents must remind their representatives that implementing regulations should put the needs of society as …

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Vermont Lawmakers to Begin 2015 with Report on Marijuana Legalization (The Daily Chronic)

By ALIZEH SIDDIQUI
November 18, 2014
In January, Vermont’s lawmakers will receive a detailed report analyzing many of the issues surrounding the possibility of making marijuana legal in the state.

The report will not make any recommendations either for or against making …

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Marijuana Legalization Doesn’t Have to Lead to Commercialization (NY Times)

MARK A.R. KLEIMAN
November 17, 2014
The voters of Washington, D.C. have overwhelmingly approved the legalization of cannabis under a system known as “grow and give” – every resident will be allowed to grow cannabis at home and to give …

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Charting Vermont’s Marijuana Landscape (VPR)

Posted by BOB KINZEL
November 18, 2014
In January, lawmakers will receive a detailed report analyzing many of the issues surrounding the possible legalization of marijuana in the state.  Supporters are hoping that these specific concerns can be addressed if …

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How to Keep Kids off the Grass (Vice Media)

By MARK KLEIMAN and STEVEN DAVENPORT
November 13, 2014
In the heat of political debate, there’s a tendency for supporters of cannabis legalization to deny that anything could go wrong. But even if many of the harms are either entirely …

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