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Marijuana Legalization: Could It Create Big Tobacco 2.0?

Marijuana Legalization: Could It Create Big Tobacco 2.0?

By Mike Tuttle September 12, 2014

Back in 2013, when former head of Microsoft corporate strategy Jamen Shivley announced that he was intent on developing an upscale medical marijuana retail concern that he dubbed “the Starbucks of marijuana”, heads turned. Shivley claimed this business as his …

Marijuana Legalization: Colo. Youth Smoking Less Pot

It is a statistic that flies in the face of everything that legalization opponents thought. Despite dire prognostications to the contrary, a new survey by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment reveals that high school-age use of marijuana …

Marijuana Legalization: The White House Fights Back

One by one, states are taking matters into their own hands and legalizing marijuana in one form or another. For some, it is for medicinal purposes, commonly called “medical marijuana”. For others, they simply go the route of either “decriminalizing” …

Marijuana Legalization Debate Creates Sharp Divide

“The Times They Are a-Changin’” sang Bob Dylan in the title track of his 1964 album by the same name. And very few issues underscore how much they’re changing in modern day America than the movement to legalize marijuana. Although …

Marijuana Legalization: DC to Vote in November

It’s official. Our nation’s capital is going to have a ballot vote to decide if pot will be legalized in the DC area. The Washington Board of Elections determined that the DC Cannabis Campaign had indeed collected enough signatures to …

Marijuana Legalization AMA: NY Times in the Hotseat

Andrew Rosenthal, the editorial page editor of The New York Times, along with David Firestone and Juliet Lapidos, who contributed to a series of New York Times editorials calling on the federal government to lift the ban on marijuana, conducted …

Marijuana Legalization Foes Losing the Battle

Marijuana legalization is a battle that has gone on for decades. Proponents of legal marijuana, whether it be for medical purposes or for recreational, have pointed out one of the greatest arguments against prohibition ever: prohibition of something that this …

Should Marijuana Be Legal Across The US?

The issue of marijuana legalization has been weighing on policymakers and the general public lately with increasing news of the drug’s medical benefits as well as its legalization in states such as Colorado and Washington State. Now, more than ever, …

Marijuana Legalization Spikes Teen Use? Nope.

For many years, there were several arguments that anti-legalization forces leaned on to keep pot at bay, medicinal or otherwise. One by one those arguments have been deflated and disproven. As it turns out, marijuana is not a “gateway” to …

Marijuana Legalization: Oregon Has Enough Signatures

Marijuana supporters in Oregon have collected more than enough signatures to qualify for November’s ballot for legalizing recreational marijuana. Peter Zuckerman, spokesman for New Approach Oregon, said that they will continue getting signatures until they feel that they have “a …

Alaska Takes First Step To Legalizing Marijuana
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Some 46,000 supporters of a ballot initiative to legalize cannabis turned in their signatures to election officials on Wednesday. This marks Alaska’s first step towards an August ballot on the matter. Some 30,000 validated signatures are required to take the …

Marijuana Legalization: Long Lines Form for Purchase
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Recreational marijuana became legal in Colorado on Wednesday. What started out as a a few people lining up outside pot shops early Wednesday quickly grew to crowds of hundreds as the day progressed. With the rise in demand came the …