What Marijuana Reform Can and Can’t Do About Racial Injustice

By: Friday July 25, 2014 7:04 am

One of the significant reasons to support marijuana reform is the huge racial disparity in marijuana arrests, but marijuana reform alone can’t fix the source of the racial bias in our justice system. What it does do is treat one of the worst symptoms of this disease. The racial disparity in arrests is the product [...]

In Defense of the Washington Liquor Control Board’s Handling of Marijuana Implementation

By: Monday July 14, 2014 12:07 pm

The start of the recreational marijuana industry in Washington State has been much delayed and a bit rocky, but any criticism of how the Washington State Liquor Control Board handled implementing the law so far should acknowledge what an unenviable task the agency was assigned. Creating the regulatory structure for any entirely new industry is [...]

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 [...]

Washington Announces Winners of Lottery for Marijuana Store Licenses

By: Friday May 2, 2014 9:57 am

We now know which companies will soon be selling legal recreational marijuana in Washington State. The state liquor control board steadily moves towards implementing their new recreational marijuana system by announcing the winners of the lottery for marijuana retail licenses. You can see the location of where marijuana stores are likely to soon open in your [...]

Marijuana Arrests Plummet in Washington State Because of Legalization

By: Thursday March 20, 2014 8:09 am

One major aspect of marijuana legalization is working exactly as hoped by eliminating thousands of low level marijuana arrests. New information from Washington State shows that low level marijuana filings for adults over 21 in 2013 dropped to just 2% of what they were the year before legalization. According to court data gathered by the [...]

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