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Should Vermont legalize recreational marijuana? (WCAX)

By MELISSA HOWELL
July 24, 2014

MONTPELIER, Vt. - 
It’s a topic that’s spreading rapidly across the nation– bringing the marijuana black market into the light.

“I think the first thing we need to figure out is do we want …

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Rand officials to visit Vermont next week to plan marijuana study (Brattleboro Reformer)

By KATIE JICKLING
July 19, 2014
MONTPELIER — Rand Corporation representatives will be in Vermont next week to begin work on a study of the effects that marijuana legalization might have on the state’s economy, individual health and public safety.…

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How the price of legal marijuana will determine its future (Capital Hill Times)

By TYLER MANGRUM
July 18, 2014
While Seattle’s first recreational marijuana store opened last year to massive fanfare, which quickly lead to the store selling out by the end of the week and a windfall of $148,256 in tax revenue

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Chronicle Interview: Drug Policy Researcher Beau Kilmer (StopTheDrugWar.org)

By PHILLIP SMITH
July 17, 2014
Drug War Chronicle: What are we learning from marijuana legalization so far in Colorado and Washington, especially about prices, tax rates, and regulatory structures?

Beau Kilmer: With respect to prices, I think it’s

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Medical Marijuana Delivery Services Show Promise in Los Angeles (PRWeb)

By PR Web
July 17, 2014
In a recent report by the Los Angeles Times, medical marijuana services are examined in their entirety and reveal a huge potential for growth. New companies such as Speed Weed in southern California are …

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Shumlin Administration Launches Pot Legalization Study (VPR News)

By BOB KINZEL
July 16, 2014
Administration Secretary Jeb Spaulding says a comprehensive study is needed because he expects that lawmakers will want to debate this issue during the 2015 session.

The study requirement was included in legislation that passed …

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Taking a sober look at legalizing marijuana (SFGate)

By BEAU KILMER
July 12, 2014
Marijuana is in the news and you should get used to it. Washington state’s retail marijuana stores opened Tuesday and Alaska will vote on legalization in November. Throw in monthly revenue updates from Colorado …

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Colorado Just Released the First Legal Marijuana Market Study (Vice News)

By KAYLA RUBLE
July 11, 2014
More than six months after Colorado legalized marijuana for recreational use, what may bethe first-ever legal marijuana study indicates that demand has been higher than initially predicted — but it still hasn’t come close to overtaking the state’s …

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The great pot experiment (The Economist)

By THE ECONOMIST
July 12, 2014
SINCE late 2012, two states have voted to legalise marijuana for recreational use; licensed shops in Colorado and Washington now sell it to anyone who wants it. Six states have legalised the drug for …

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Marijuana taxes may not hit $586M predictions (KGW: Channel 8 News Portland)

By KYLE IBOSHI
July 9, 2014
PORTLAND — Retailers in Washington State are seeing green as customers started lining up this week up to buy legal marijuana.

The state estimated it could rake in $586 million from pot taxes between …

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