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A Drug Bust in Pot-Friendly Colorado

Colorado has busted a ring of pot smugglers who were selling weed out of state. Nearby states where the drug is still illegal will have a hard time managing this black market.

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DC, Alaska Go to Pot

Alaska and DC are moving toward legal pot regimes. But especially in DC, the process is fraught with complications.

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Colorado Thinks Twice on Pot?

Colorado’s tax revenue from pot sales is lower than expected, causing its Governor to suggest that other states ought to re-think legalization for tax purposes. Meanwhile, some Colorado voters are having second thoughts about legalization.

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Colorado’s Pot Market Breaks Record This Summer

As pot use continues to climb in Colorado this summer, previous reports on the demographic breakdown of buyers suggests that heavy users are likely behind the spike in sales.

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Legalization Won’t End Pot Sanctions

Those celebrating the legalization of pot in Colorado might be disturbed to hear that non-criminal penalties for using pot might increase even as legal barriers fold. Over at The Daily Beast, Andrew Cohen decries one case in which a quadriplegic living in Colorado lost his job for smoking pot, even though he had registered with the state as a medical marijuana user. In general, companies and other institutions are going to want to step in where the government has stepped out, reserving the right to penalize Americans whose use of pot reduces their productivity or their reliability.

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Pot Policy Is Really Complicated

Attempts to legalize pot are fraught with tremendous complexities. The black market probably isn’t going away even with legalization, which means even the visible costs of punishing dealers probably aren’t going to go away either. There’s no better guide to the issues here than Mark Kleiman, perhaps our country’s foremost expert on drug policy and the person Washington state brought in to help set up their new market.

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