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Will the Black Market Continue to Thrive Due to Over Taxation of Recreational Marijuana?

The 420 Times | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
The 420 Times

In a nutshell, if BOTEC's projections are accurate, the end price for an ounce of state-authorized bud will be nearly two to three times as much as purchasing a sack from the black market.

The People Forced the Government to Bend

Norm Stamper | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics
Norm Stamper

To all who have favored but not worked toward drug policy reform because "the government will never allow it," let this be a lesson. Yesterday's announcement, was a direct result of millions of Americans uniting and forcing the government to do the right thing.

Marijuana DUI Bill Advances... Again

Posted 04.02.2013 | Denver

A Colorado House committee advanced a bill to set marijuana blood limits for drivers Monday. House Bill 1114, also known in previous years as the ...

Mayor On Pot Legalization: 'I'm Not There Yet'

The Huffington Post | John Stephens | Posted 12.07.2012 | Los Angeles

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa told HuffPost Live's Jacob Soboroff during an in-studio interview Thursday that he does not support the full le...

Recreational Use Of Marijuana Now Legal In Washington

AP | GENE JOHNSON | Posted 02.04.2013 | Politics

SEATTLE — The crowds of happy people lighting joints under Seattle's Space Needle early Thursday morning with nary a police officer in sight bes...

Former Microsoft Manager To Open 'The Neiman Marcus Of Marijuana'

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 12.04.2012 | Technology

Jamen Shively is looking to cash in on the green. The former Microsoft manager told Seattle's KIRO that he's planning on getting into the "premium ...

Washington State to the 'Other' Washington: Look But Don't Touch

Norm Stamper | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics
Norm Stamper

In every corner of our state we weighed and debated the issue, broke down the economic and human costs of marijuana prohibition, and, in the end, decided that regulating adult possession of the weed was a very smart thing for us to do.

INTERACTIVE: Marijuana Legalization Faces Decision Day

Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

Voters in three states are deciding whether to legalize recreational marijuana. Three other states are casting ballots on marijuana for medical use. R...

The Accidental Activist: Rick Steves

The 420 Times | Posted 01.06.2013 | Crime
The 420 Times

After exploring the world, travel writer and TV host Rick Steves' next trip is to legalize marijuana in Washington state.

Marijuana Legalization, Gay Marriage Emerge Hot Ballot Measures

Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

By DAVID CRARY, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS While the general election might not break partisan gridlock in Congress, it could result in historic changes ...

Poll Signals Good News For Marijuana Legalization In Washington

Posted 11.03.2012 | Politics

A new survey from Public Policy Polling finds a majority of voters in Washington support a marijuana legalization measure that will appear on the stat...

Federal Drug Enforcement: A Clear and Present Danger

Norm Stamper | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Norm Stamper

The president, in refusing to bow to the intimidation tactics of the drug enforcement industry, has paved the way for my state, and possibly others, to show the federal government a new way forward on marijuana policy.

Group Launches Bold New Pro-Pot Legalization Campaign

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 08.07.2012 | Politics

A Washington group supporting a state ballot effort to legalize and regulate marijuana rolled out an ambitious new ad campaign this week, seeking to p...