Cigarette Taxes and What They Mean for Legal Marijuana

By: Monday July 21, 2014 12:05 pm

Cigarettes are one of the most heavily taxed products in American but in the future legal marijuana could easily end up with a tax rate on par with cigarettes or even surpassing them. To understand why, you need to look at the current dynamics surrounding cigarette taxes. A very small group of people are impacted [...]

Obama Threatens to Veto Bill Containing Amendment to Prevent Marijuana Reform in D.C.

By: Tuesday July 15, 2014 5:53 am

On Monday the White House issued a veto threat against H.R. 5016, the appropriations bill which contains the amendment from Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD) to prevent D.C. from spending money on marijuana decriminalization or legalization. President Obama opposes the underlying bill for several reasons laid out in the statement but did specifically mention the Harris [...]

First Legal Marijuana Sale Made in Washington State

By: Tuesday July 8, 2014 8:22 am

Lines form in Washington as licensed marijuana shops open. Image via @THEMMEXCHANGE pic.twitter.com/6e7IEnCLkx — Reset.Me (@resetmenews) July 8, 2014 This is a historic day in Washington State as the first legal recreational marijuana sale was made around 8:00 am this morning. A year and a half after the voters approved marijuana legalization, there is now finally [...]

Could Marijuana Legalization Actually Reduce the Use of Other Drugs?

By: Wednesday July 2, 2014 8:02 am

I was looking at the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime 2014 Wold Drug Report (PDF)  and I was happy to see at least some acknowledgement that marijuana legalization could potentially have a positive impact on public health. Looking at the health impact, it is also important to try to determine if there is [...]

Democracy-Hating Congressman May Accidentally Legalize Marijuana in D.C.

By: Friday June 27, 2014 10:45 am

It is tough to know if you should despise Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD) more for wanting to strip a group of Americans citizens (who are predominately African-American) of their basic democratic rights or because he is just bad at his job. At issue is an amendment to the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations bill [...]


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