The most important data point is this: since marijuana has been legally for sale in Washington State, traffic fatality rates have not budged.
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How can NORML bad-mouth and soft-sell a legalization in Ohio that’s better than the no-home-grow and per-se-DUID they eagerly promoted in Washington State?
Oregon is crushing Washington right out of the gate, and competing with Colorado, which has the advantage of a year-and-a-half head start and a far more regulated medical marijuana system upon which to build a recreational marijuana system.
What Washington had was an over-zealous eastern Washington prosecutor who couldn’t read through all the confusing laws.
HIGH TIMES would love to have a Cannabis Cup in Seattle and in Portland*. So how in the hell is that not happening?
Over the past dozen years, if there is any message the kids have received about marijuana, it is that they should wait until they are adults to use it.
“A lot of people are, when they say it’s the end of medical marijuana, what they are talking about is the culture and economy that’s grown up around it.”
It’s still a bad standard, no matter how you slice it, but the doom prophesies against the per se standard that claimed “10,000 possession arrests per year can easily be converted into 10,000 (or more) DUI arrests” were way off the mark.