21 Oct 2014

Sheriff of Washington’s Largest County Tells Oregon Voters that Marijuana Legalization Works

King County Sheriff John Urquhart, who represents the largest county in Washington state, is letting voters in Oregon know that marijuana legalization is working well in his state and can work well in theirs. He is featured in the latest ad from the Yes on Measure 91 campaign. Urquhart points

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21 Oct 2014

Eric Holder Is “Cautiously Optimistic” That Marijuana Legalization Is Going Well

Attorney General Eric Holder is sounding relatively happy with how marijuana legalization laws are going in Colorado and Washington State. When asked on CNN about the experiment with legalization taking place in those two states Holder responded, “I would say I’m cautiously optimistic.” Holder did reiterate that if the Department

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20 Oct 2014

This Could Be the Beginning of the End of Pot Brownies in Colorado

The days of commercial pot brownies in Colorado could be numbered. Colorado officials might significantly limit the ways adults can consume marijuana orally. From the AP: Colorado health officials want to ban many edible forms of marijuana, including brownies, cookies and most candies, limiting legal sales of pot-infused food to

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20 Oct 2014

Marijuana Legalization Just Keeps Getting More Popular in New Hampshire

Support for legalizing marijuana continues to grow at a remarkable rate in New Hampshire. According to the latest WMUR Granite State Poll, 59 percent of adults in the state support legalizing small amounts of marijuana for personal use while only 35 percent oppose legalization. That represents an impressive eight point

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20 Oct 2014

Just How Quickly Could Recreational Marijuana be for Sale in D.C.?

“About four months” is theoretically the absolute fastest that stores could begin selling recreational marijuana in the District after the D.C. Council adopts new legislation, according to Rabbi Jeff Kahn. As the operator of Takoma Wellness Center, one of D.C.’s three functioning medical marijuana dispensaries, he is uniquely positioned to

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17 Oct 2014

Majority Back Marijuana Legalization in Delaware

The number of states where a majority want to see marijuana legalized steadily continues to grow. A new University of Delaware poll reported by the News Journal found 56 percent support legalizing marijuana use. Only 39 percent of adults in the state oppose legalization. The only age group that continues

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17 Oct 2014

The Washington-Oregon Marijuana Tax Inversion Point

The fact Oregon will soon approve marijuana legalization creates an fascinating opportunity for marijuana policy wonks. Having two relatively similar states with legal marijuana right next to each to other will provide an interest point of comparison and also will give us our first look at what cross-border legalization issues

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16 Oct 2014

How Not to Ask a Marijuana Polling Question

In my continuing quest to improve how polling is conducted around marijuana policy I want to point out what I consider to be the least useful way to ask a marijuana question. This is from High Point University Poll: There are several reasons why it is a bad idea to

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15 Oct 2014

Oregon Marijuana Legalization Initiative Winning in Latest Poll

Oregon is poised to be the third state to legalize recreational marijuana this November.

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14 Oct 2014

AP Story Lets Anti-Marijuana Group Say DC Liquor Stores Are Concentrated in Poor Communities — But They Aren’t

There is a good AP story about how initiative 71, the marijuana legalization measure on the D.C. ballot, puts racial justice issues front and center in the drug policy debate. Unfortunately, it allows opponents of the measure to get away with claims that are simply not based on facts. The

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