Cannabis might be a substitute for alcohol. Or they might be complements. Right now, we just don’t know.
Posts Tagged ‘marijuana legalization’
The big threat to cannabis legalization isnt high taxes; it’s low taxes and loose regulation.
RAND drug policy expert Dr. Beau Kilmer thinks that the Department of Justice’s decision not to challenge marijuana legalization in Colorado and Washington could encourage other states and other countries to consider the radical shift from marijuana prohibition to allowing the development of a commercial marijuana industry. But it’s critical to note those are not […]
It’s harder than you think to get significant tax revenue from legal marijuana
I got private pushback from some major players on both the left and the right of drug policy for my argument that U.N. drug control treaties are not relevant to the legalization of recreational marijuana in Washington and Colorado. The view I expressed in my editorial was that for nations with federalist government like the […]
The U.N. doesn’t really matter much for marijuana legalization
Policy waivers and Sec. 873 contractual agreements: how to use the states as laboratories for cannabis policy.
Alex Mayyasi has written one of the more unusual marijuana-related articles of the year: Legal Weed is Hurting San Francisco’s Hippees: For years, these lackadaisical inheritors of the hippy legacy have gotten by on easy weed profits in California. But street kids in the park today have to panhandle and hustle customers. Gangs are dealing […]