The Washington-Oregon Marijuana Tax Inversion Point

By: Friday October 17, 2014 10:34 am

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 will arise in the future. [...]

After Legalization Votes, Marijuana Use Down Slightly Among Teens

By: Tuesday September 16, 2014 11:11 am

One of the most oft-cited arguments by prohibitionists against marijuana legalization ballot initiatives in 2012 was that it will send the “wrong” message to teenagers and more would start using marijuana as a result. Yet the year after voters approved legalization in Colorado and Washington State, national teen marijuana use rates around the country were [...]

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 [...]


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