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When the beneficiaries of the status quo—both prohibitionists and contrabandists—join together to actively oppose long sought alternatives to America’s expensive, unsuccessful, anti-free market and Constitution-warping Cannabis Prohibition, then it is clear that change is upon us.
Mark Mallen was already a highly successful, ice-cream entrepreneur In Denver when he started making the product for the state's fast-growing medical marijuana market.
Pill vs. cigarette. They both have pros and cons as consumer products. But if there is a battle to bring recreational cannabis to market, most believe tobacco companies would have the upper hand over drug companies.
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From housewives to growers to Mexican drug cartels, everyone seems to have a hand in the Emerald Triangle’s marijuana till. It's hard to get teens to take fast-food jobs when they can make better money working in the marijuana groves.
Taking a pocketbook approach to marijuana consumption, black-market prices make the weed more expense than alcohol and tobacco, but legalization could change that.
Jeffrey Miron's sabbatical at the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Mass. in the second half of the 1980s didn't turn out the way he expected. He gradually abandoned macroeconomics to focus on drug policy and economics in crime.
Cash is king in the marijuana debate. The economic argument for legalization is that it is cheaper for the government to control consumption with taxes than with law enforcement. What's more, the untapped tax revenue will help relieve many a fiscal crisis.
It is legal in 14 states and under consideration in many others. It is certainly a growth business and states like California and Colorado are suffering growing pains trying to regulate the industry. So what does it take to become a patient or an owner?
If you are a legal medical marijuana patient on the East Coast, getting your hands on your medicine could be a matter of life or death.
In most states the legalization of marijuana is not even on the horizon. In some cases, there is a long history of conservative thinking or politicians are vehemently opposed to drug use. Call it cannabis non gratis.
Medical marijuana dispensary owner Sierra Neblina knows about a pain. She's had more than enough of her own. Now the former soldier and contractor is trying to ease the pain of others along with her own.
You may associate marijuana culture with snowboarders, surfers, artists, musicians and college students, but it also suits some suits on Wall Street looking for an antidote to the high-octane workplace.
When Jack Cary and his partners set about opening their medical marijuana dispensary Greenwerkz they had a business plan and a list of potential investors. Now, $100,000 later, they have two outlets and seven employees.
David Nugent and Linda Lensing, who own and operate the Herban Wellness medical marijuana dispensary, moved to Denver a year ago. They have two employees and 500 patients.
Employers who operate in the 14 states where pot is now legal as a prescription painkiller are struggling to reconcile zero-tolerance drug policies with a patient’s right to get high.
Arguments for and against legalization of marijuana aside, how much money is at stake, if you compare it to alcohol and tobacco use? The answer takes some extrapolation and estimating, but it's still probably more than you think.
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William Flowers is a one-of-a-kind journalist. He's totally involved in what he covers. He has a license to smoke pot to ease his own medical condition, but it's also his job for the local weekly newspaper.
The pro-pot lobby is basically like any other: PACs and big-name contributors, and meetings at The Capitol, even the White House. It's the new Norml, so to speak. And the new message? It's the economy, dude.