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Marijuana and Vaping Are More Popular Than Cigarettes Among Teenagers

Vaping has increased among 12th-graders, with nearly 1 in 3 saying they used some kind of vaping device in the last year, according to ...

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giovedì 28 agosto 2014

THE MARIJUANA BUSINESS

Marijuana legalization in Washington and Colorado can't succeed so long as banks are afraid to work with pot businesses. But a federal official, reports American Banker, is expected to announce a small breakthrough: 105 banks and credit unions are now working with the marijuana industry.

Marijuana Will Be Fast Tracked For 50-State Legalization In 2015

It's that time of the year again... 


Game-Changing Stocks editor Andy Obermueller has just released his annual "shocking predictions report" for 2015. 


Andy's Shocking Prediction #5: Marijuana will get fast-tracked and become legal in all 50 states. 

Colorado Collects $6.5 Million In Taxes On Marijuana Sales

Colorado collected $6.5 million in taxes and fees from marijuana in July, according to the Colorado Department of Revenue. The sum may not approach that of the fees many states collect for gambling, but could be enough for other states which are considering marijuana legalization. 

US Marijuana Legalization Already Weakening Mexican Cartels

America’s first foray into rolling back prohibition 2.0 is barely underway, and already marijuana prices have dropped low enough to convince some cartel farmers in Mexico to abandon the crop. Mere months after two US states legalized marijuana sales, five Nobel Prize-winning economists released a UN reportrecommending that countries end their war on drugs. It would seem they were onto something. But in order to further decrease drug-trade violence in so-called producer states, the US first needs to legalize marijuana, but then also the US must stop using the UN to pressure producer countries into supply-based drug prohibition.

New Yurk Times calls for Marijuana Legalisation

It took 13 years for the United States to come to its senses and end Prohibition, 13 years in which people kept drinking, otherwise law-abiding citizens became criminals and crime syndicates arose and flourished. It has been more than 40 years since Congress passed the current ban on marijuana, inflicting great harm on society just to prohibit a substance far less dangerous than alcohol.

The Great Colorado Weed Experiment


In January, Colorado defied the federal government and stepped with both feet into the world of legal recreational marijuana, where no state had gone before.


For seven months Coloradans have been lawfully smoking joints and inhaling cannabis vapors, chewing marijuana-laced candies and chocolates, drinking, cooking and lotioning with products infused with cannabis oil. They are growing their own weed, making their own hash oil and stocking up at dispensaries marked with green crosses and words like “health,” “wellness” and “natural remedies.” Tourists are joining in — gawking, sampling and tripping in hotel rooms. Business is growing, taxes are flowing, cannabis entrepreneurs are building, investingand cashing in.

martedì 26 agosto 2014

Colorado Marijuana Legalization a Success

What began as an experiment in Colorado has now been called a success: the legalization of marijuana for recreational use. A study published by the Brookings Institution Friday touted the success of the program, titling the report, “Colorado’s Rollout of Legal Marijuana is Succeeding.”

Marijuana is safer than alcohol

Opponents of marijuana legalization return to one particular number over and over in their arguments: the number of emergency room visits involving marijuana. This ONDCP fact sheet breathlessly reports that "mentions of marijuana use in emergency room visits have risen 176 percent since 1994, surpassing those of heroin". 

Legal marijuana: Colorado's 'Green Rush'

Earlier this year, Colorado made history by becoming the first US state to sell marijuana legally. Since then, the number of businesses offering a wide range of pot experiences has exploded, and some foresee a "Green Rush".

Colorado legalization is working

Colorado isn’t just experimenting with marijuana, it’s experimenting with modern forms of government. And it’s working.
The Brookings Institution – a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC. – writes today that ‘Colorado’s rollout of cannabis legalization is succeeding’.
In a July 31 report titled ‘Colorado’s rollout of cannabis legalization is succeeding’, Brookings’ fellow John Hudak finds “Colorado has largely succeeded in rolling out a legal marijuana system, and its early implementation efforts have been impressive.”

Where Pot Might Be Legal Soon

Last week a marijuana legalization initiative officially qualified for the ballot in Oregon. Voters will also consider legalization measures in Alaska and (probably) the District of Columbia this fall, so by the end of the year three more jurisdictions could join Colorado and Washington in allowing recreational use of cannabis. The differences among the five measures illustrate the advantages of federalism, which allows policy experiments that will help chart the course to the end of marijuana prohibition in America.

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