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RAND Study Says Legalizing Pot in Vermont Could Mean Big Tax Revenues (The Northfields News)

By STAFF
January 22, 2015
Legalizing recreational marijuana production, distribution and possession in Vermont could generate significant tax revenues, but also involves costs and important decisions about how best to regulate the substance, according to a new RAND Corporation study.…

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Is It a Problem That the Price of Legal Weed Is Falling? (Vice: Op-Ed)

By MARK KLEIMAN
January 22, 2015
As licensed commercial pot production takes off in Washington State, prices are collapsing.

This was predictable. After all, the idea that a legal product was going to continue to sell at black-market rates never …

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State could earn $20-$75 million from legal pot (Mountain Times)

By TOM BROWN
January 21, 2015
Vermonters illegally consume between 33,000 and 55,000 pounds of marijuana annually, according to a study by the Rand Drug Policy Research Center.

Legalizing, taxing and regulating that volume could generate $20 million to $75 …

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Legal Pot in Vermont? Not Yet, Say Some Top Policy Makers (Seven Days VT: Op-Ed)

By TERRI HALLENBECK
January 21, 2015
Mason Tvert had never been to Vermont before last week, but he’s known for a while that the Green Mountain State would be next on his itinerary. The man credited with making Colorado the …

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Cartels are pushing meth, heroin–and that’s not bad (The Stanford Daily, Op-Ed)

By CORY HERRO
January 25, 2015
Imagine it’s 1983, and you’re a drug dealer working for Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel, the world’s most powerful drug trafficking syndicate. As a member of the cartel, it’s your job to oversee the production of marijuana …

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Legalize It? Study Outlines Questions About Legal Pot (Vermont Public Radio)

By BOB KINZEL & PATTI DANIELS
January 19, 2015
We talk with the report’s lead author, Beau Kilmer, about issues like standardization, regulating edibles and pricing, among other questions that the report raises. Also i n the program, Sen. Joe

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Vermont releases report on marijuana legalization (WPTZ)

By HANNAH MCDONALD
January 16, 2015
“If you’re thinking about doing something besides prohibiting marijuana, there are a lot of other options out there,” Beau Kilmer, a researcher from the Rand Corporation.

Last May, legislators asked the Rand Corporation to look

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Study: Legalizing pot could bring big bucks to Vermont (WCAX)

By KYLE MIDURA
January 16, 2015
A controversial new potential revenue source led many Vermont lawmakers to skip their lunch breaks Friday. It’s an income stream the governor ignored Thursday in his budget address: legalizing marijuana for those 21 and

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Landmark study lays out everything you ever wanted to know about legalizing marijuana in Vermont (Washington Post)

By NIRAJ CHOKSHI
January 16, 2015
Vermont may be leaving tens of millions of dollars in revenue on the table. All it has to do to collect it is legalize pot.

That’s according to a new comprehensive report commissioned by the state …

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Three Economic Models for Legalization (MJI News)

By ANNE WALLACE
January 15, 2015
The nation of Uruguay legalized marijuana around the same time that Colorado and Washington State did, but the picture there is much different. The laws call for a state-run marketplace, and Uruguay’s government has set the

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