Tag Archives: Legalization

"Marijuana Legalization and Crime Clearance Rates: Testing Proponent Assertions in Colorado and Washington State"

The title of this post is the title of this interesting Research Article appearing in Police Quarterly. Here is its abstract: The legalization of recreational cannabis in Washington state (I-502) and Colorado (A-64) created a natural experiment with ancillary unknowns. … Continue reading

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New York Health Department issues big report concluding benefits of marijuana legalization outweighs potential costs

As the New York Daily News puts it here: "The New York State Health Department is high on the prospects of legal marijuana." Here is what they mean: In a long-awaited report released Friday, the Health Department concluded the “positive … Continue reading

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CARICOM HEADS ISSUE COMMUNIQUÉ ON SECURITY, MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION AND OTHER ENFORCEMENT INITIATIVES

At 39th meeting of the heads of government of the Caribbean Community in Montego Bay, Jamaica on July 4-6, 2018,   several significant actions occurred on international enforcement and security cooperation, as shown by the Communique. Jamaica signed the CARICOM arrest … Continue reading

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Legalization of Marijuana in Canada & Long Term Disability Claims

It is now old news that Canada has become the 2nd country in the world to legalize marijuana, as noted in this CNN article. The Canadian government has done this in order to normalize the market for marijuana and to … Continue reading

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Interesting review of the "footprint" of marijuana prohibition and expungement prospects in Michigan months before full legalization vote

The Detroit Free Press has this notable new article that includes interesting data on the bite of marijuana prohibition in the Wolverine State. The piece is headlined "Some marijuana convictions could disappear if voters approve legal pot," and here are … Continue reading

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