As media sounds the alarm on the rise of “stoned driving” following legalization of marijuana, they miss four important facts:
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As Oregon seeks to legalize marijuana in 2014, it benefits from the successes in Colorado and fights to avoid the mistakes made in Washington.
In his first live interview after filing New Approach Oregon’s 2014 legalization initiative, Chief Petitioner Anthony Johnson flatly rejected any political compromise that would include a controversial per se DUID limit for THC in blood.
“[I]f we replace [use] processor markups typical of a dairy (34%) and retail markup typical of liquor stores (31%), [t]he projected retail price would then be $7.46…”
I have been going over some of my older writing when I found a stash of articles debunking the scare tactics of the No on I-502 campaign in Washington State. Here are ten of the fearmongering predictions that failed to materialize:
The responses from the US Attorneys for Washington State should send a shiver down the spines of medical marijuana distributors.
The US Department of Justice released a memo of guidance to US Attorneys to allow the states of Washington and Colorado to move forward with legalization of pot
Kevin Sabet: 39% of Washington high schoolers get marijuana from dispensaries. Truth: <15%. In Seattle only.
Instead of “39% of HS students in Washington state report getting their marijuana from a “medical” marijuana dispensary”, it seems like within the past month, at most 2.1% of students in Seattle “usually” got their marijuana from a dispensary.
Kleiman answers my questions about the economic effects of marijuana legalization at the state level, expressing that the cost to the retail customer should be about $40 to $50 per ounce.
To summarize, the Longview Police spent an unknown amount of man-hours investigating and setting-up people who had well below the legal plant limit for a collective, well below the marijuana limit for a collective, because they were selling marijuana, an activity that will be legal next year and is somewhat legal now for medical users, to people who would smoke and possess it, which is legal right now.