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Taxes
January 16, 2020
By Brandon Best
Legal marijuana continues to compete with its black-market cousin because of the time needed to establish a legitimate marketplace and the taxes on legal marijuana.
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Regulation
Taxes
January 10, 2018
By Steve Goreham
California initiated the down of legalized recreational marijuana use. That same day, a new California law regulating particle emissions from leaf blowers and lawn mowers went into effect.
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Health Care
December 14, 2016
Whether you agree with marijuana becoming legal or not, in some states, it already has attained legalized status.
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Economy
Regulation
September 15, 2016
By Christina Thielst
In states where medical marijuana is legal, doctors are prescribing fewer FDA-approved drugs for ailments treatable by marijuana.
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Health Care
July 29, 2016
By Tony Corvo
Ohio patients with qualifying medical conditions will be permitted to use marijuana legally starting September 8.
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Health Care
Law
May 25, 2016
By Ohio House of Representatives
An act to authorize the use of marijuana for medical purposes and to establish the Medical Marijuana Control Program. Effective September 8, 2016.
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Health Care
Law
January 7, 2017
Teenagers in the United States are using drugs and alcohol at much lower rates, a new survey has found.
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Education
October 24, 2013
By Simon Lester
In a post at CATO @ Liberty, the author looks at the legalization of marijuana in Uruguay and considers the implications as it relates to trade.
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Regulation
Health Care
September 6, 2013
By Jeffrey A. Miron
In an article that also appeared in Huffington Post on September 6, 2013, Jeffrey Miron writes in this commentary that he has researched the economics of drug legalization versus drug prohibition.
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Health Care
June 27, 2016
By Heartland Staff
In November, Floridians will vote on Amendment 2, the Florida Right to Medical Marijuana Initiative.
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Health Care
October 13, 2015
By Justin Haskins
Editor's Note: This article was co-authored by Michael McGradyLegalization of recreational marijuana in Colorado brought forth a new industry that was never before seen as acceptable.
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Taxes
Government Spending
April 10, 2015
By Justin Haskins
While the war over the use and taxation of electronic cigarettes wages, Dutch company E-njoint has started selling a new marijuana-flavored “e-joint” that will almost certainly lead to controversial legal battles over their distribution and use in states
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Health Care
February 1, 2002
By Allen St. Pierre
1 Europe Goes to Pot: Great Britain, EU Abandon Marijuana Prohibition UK officials branded marijuana prohibition an endangered species in 2001, announcing in October that police would no longer arrest individuals for marijuana possession, and that
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Criminal Justice
April 14, 2014
By Karen Dove
An increase in marijuana growing on the West Coast is straining water supplies in drought-stricken California and imperiling the region’s salmon populations, environmental groups claim.
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Environment
January 7, 2014
By Jeffrey A. Miron
In an article that also appeared in Huffington Post on January 7, 2014, Jeffrey Miron notes that on December 23, 2013 Uruguayan President José Mujica signed a new law that legalized marijuana.
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Health Care
Law
August 29, 2013
By Tim Lynch
In this CATO @ Liberty posting, Tim Lynch asserts that the Dept. of Justice finally announced its first official response to the dramatic changes underway at the state level with respect to legalizing marijuana.
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Regulation
Health Care
August 24, 2012
By Ian Mason
The City of Chicago has begun issuing tickets to persons found in possession of small amounts of marijuana. The ordinance establishing the fines passed the City Council in August by a 44-3 vote and had the strong support of Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D).
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Criminal Justice
June 1, 2016
By Heartland Staff
Since 2012, four states – Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, and Washington State – have legalized the retail sale of marijuana. Washington, DC has also approved the sale of marijuana, but it is currently waiting for congressional approval.
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Economy
Regulation
Government Spending
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Government & Politics
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Alcohol & Tobacco
April 1, 2005
By Susan Konig
New Mexico may become the eleventh state to allow seriously ill people to possess and use medical marijuana while it remains illegal under federal law.
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Health Care
May 1, 2000
By James McDonough
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Health Care
June 1, 1999
By Joseph A. Califano Jr. et al.
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Criminal Justice
November 1, 2001
By Las Vegas Sun staff
Four people formally applied for cards allowing the possession of marijuana during the first week of Nevada's medical marijuana law.
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Health Care
January 1, 1999
By Jerome P. Kassirer M.D., Editor-in-Chief of The New England Journal of Medicine
The advanced stages of many illnesses and their treatments are often accompanied by intractable nausea, vomitting, or pain.
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Health Care
April 16, 2010
By Dr. John A. Howard
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November 21, 2013
By Jacob Sullum
Jacob Sullum reports that the legalization of marijuana in Colorado is not going as smoothly as perhaps some expected.
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Regulation
Health Care
June 1, 2005
By Jeffrey A. Miron
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Criminal Justice
December 12, 2012
By Robert A. Mikos
In this policy analysis, Richard Mikos writes that the American Constitution divides governmental power between the federal government and several state governments.
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Regulation
Law
May 1, 2004
By Stephen T. Easton
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Criminal Justice
December 1, 2004
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Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley is advocating the decriminalization of marijuana possession, proposing to make the offense similar to an ordinance violation rather than a criminal action, with violators subject to fees and fines instead of jail time.
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Criminal Justice
August 3, 1996
By Robert L. Maginnis
In this Insight from the FRC, Robert Maginnis asserts that Marijuana is a last reasort for therapy for a few illnesses like AIDS.
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Criminal Justice
May 1, 1997
By Kathleen Fackelmann
In this article, the author notes that for decases, the debate over marijuana's role as a medicinal drug has waxed and waned.
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Criminal Justice
October 15, 2019
By Heartland Staff
The ban goes into effect on October 22, will be in place for 120 days, and temporarily bans the sale of flavored e-cigarettes, including mint menthol, but does not include tobacco and marijuana flavors.
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Alcohol & Tobacco
Regulation
February 8, 2022
By Samantha Fillmore
In this Research & Commentary, Samantha Fillmore examines a House Bill in South Dakota that would increase taxes on the gross receipts of all mamajuana sales in the state.
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Taxes
July 19, 2014
By Benjamin Domenech
Gambling and marijuana are corrupting the people and Michael Gerson is on it:Two of the larger social trends of our time — the growth of payday gambling and the legalization of marijuana — have two things in common: They are justified as the expansion of
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Law
August 1, 2019
By Heartland Staff
Recent study by Penn State researchers examined costs to states' Medicaid programs in treating the opioid epidemic, finding these costs exceeded more than $3 billion in 2013.
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Regulation
Health Care
October 24, 2013
By Nick Gillespie
In this post at Reason that also appeared at Time, the unbiquitous Nick Gillespie writes about the growing acceptance of marijuana legalization in the nation.
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Regulation
Health Care
March 21, 2016
By Dustin Siggins
Lawmakers in Davis, California abandoned plans to ask voters to approve higher excise taxes on sweetened beverages and recreational marijuana, choosing to table discussions on the proposed sin taxes to a later date.
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Government Spending
Taxes
Health Care
 

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