This economist has a strategy to kill the marijuana black market

Published: Aug 14, 2017, 11:44 am • Updated: Aug 14, 2017, 11:44 am By Jeffrey Miron, Denver Post Guest Commentary Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., has recently introduced legislation to legalize marijuana at the federal level. His bill will no doubt inspire the standard criticisms, one of which is that legalization…

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Legalizing weed unlikely to kill California’s huge black market

Published: Aug 9, 2017, 10:46 am • Updated: Aug 9, 2017, 10:46 am By Laurel Rosenhall, Calmatters Legalizing marijuana, California voters were told last year, would create a “safe, legal and comprehensive system” allowing adults to consume the drug while keeping it out of the hands of children. Marijuana would…

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Feds visit Colorado to research marijuana regulation, black market, enforcement

Published: Jul 20, 2017, 12:58 pm • Updated: Jul 20, 2017, 1:07 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Colorado officials who oversee the state’s marijuana agencies are sharing details about a fact-finding visit earlier this week by federal law enforcement and drug policy administrators. Related: Feds hold closed-doors meetings…

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Nevada rec sales set to start Saturday with potential to (temporarily) be country’s biggest market

Published: Jun 27, 2017, 11:10 am • Updated: Jun 28, 2017, 7:17 am By Scott Sonner, The Associated Press RENO, Nev. — A lengthy legal battle over the alcohol industry’s exclusive rights to distribute marijuana in Nevada won’t affect the state’s plans to begin recreational pot sales at medical dispensaries…

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Jeff Sessions drug policies will expand black market, not reduce crime

Published: Jun 21, 2017, 1:48 pm • Updated: Jun 21, 2017, 2:00 pm By Radley Balko, Special To The Washington Post Attorney General Jeff Sessions took to the pages of The Washington Post recently to write an op-ed. Sessions is rescinding an Obama administration policy that instructed federal prosecutors to…

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Colorado toughens up on home grows, boosts funding for black market enforcement

Published: Jun 8, 2017, 6:39 pm • Updated: Jun 8, 2017, 7:21 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Colorado may be the laboratory for testing adult-use marijuana regulations, but it doesn’t need to be the Wild West of cannabis legalization, Gov. John Hickenlooper said Thursday. Hickenlooper signed two bills…

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Edibles feast: Companies ready to grab a big piece of California’s recreational marijuana market

Published: May 30, 2017, 11:55 am • Updated: May 30, 2017, 11:55 am By Marisa Kendall, Bay Area News Group Adding cannabis to everything from iced coffee to breath mints, local startups are jockeying for a bite of California’s growing marijuana edibles market as the state gears up to allow…

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