Legalize Marijuana

The long and winding road to cannabis legalization BY Jan van Ours © voxEU.org In many Western countries, between one quarter and one third of the population admit to having used cannabis at least once in their lives – according to the official statistics. This column provides an in-depth review of existing economic, social, and […]

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Three separate universities and hospital systems have published survey data that young people’s self reported use of marijuana does not change with the legal use of medical marijuana. The investigative research team was comprised of individuals from Brown University in Rhode Island, Oregon Health science University, and Boston Medical Center and evaluated trends in teen […]

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As Copenhagen’s City officials wait for Danish Parliament to vote on a measure completely legalizing marijuana consumption and cultivation, a committee has been established to investigate the best way to legalize the drug.  Currently, a strong black market entirely controlled by criminal gangs generates 1.5 Billion Kroner a year hawking marijuana.  The city believes that […]

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Four of Vancouver’s last five former mayors called this week for end of marijuana prohibition, saying anti-pot policies have failed to reduce marijuana’s availability and that prohibition has fueled violence in British Columbia communities. Thursday evening, current Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson joined his predecessors, adding his voice to the call. [image:1 align:left caption:true]In an open […]

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(Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images) The debate has been going on for years on whether or not to legalize marijuana.  Some states, like Colorado, have passed medicinal Marijuana laws.  A recent report shows that those states that have legalized marijuana have seen a suprising effect – less traffic fatalities.  Here’s why. Younger people in their […]

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Four of Vancouver’s last five former mayors called this week for end of marijuana prohibition, saying anti-pot policies have failed to reduce marijuana’s availability and that prohibition has fueled violence in British Columbia communities. Thursday evening, current Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson joined his predecessors, adding his voice to the call. [image:1 align:left caption:true]In an open […]

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Four of Vancouver’s last five former mayors called this week for end of marijuana prohibition, saying anti-pot policies have failed to reduce marijuana’s availability and that prohibition has fueled violence in British Columbia communities. Thursday evening, current Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson joined his predecessors, adding his voice to the call. [image:1 align:left caption:true]In an open […]

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