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They Said It On Marijuana, Quotable Saturday, Part CIV

  With the recent release of a statement by John Ehrlichman about the true targets of Nixon’s War on Drugs, Koch’s assertion has never been more clear. As Ehrlichman said, “We knew we couldn’t make it illegal to be either against the war or black [people], but by getting the public to associate the hippies with

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Oregon Ban Wagon: Avoiding the Anti-Marijuana Zones

  So, here is a map. It shows Oregon cities and counties that have banned licensed recreational marijuana facilities. If you prefer an actual hit list of the opt-out counties and cities, you can find the OLCC compilation here. For a primer on how Oregon’s opt-out program works, please see our coverage here, here, here, here and here. As a general refresher,

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BREAKING NEWS: SCOTUS Rejects Challenge to Colorado’s Legal Marijuana

  The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) today issued a decision rejecting Nebraska and Oklahoma’s challenge to Colorado’s marijuana legalization. By a 6-2 vote, the Justices denied Nebraska and Oklahoma’s motion for leave to file a complaint, without providing an explanation. The Court’s two most conservative Justices, Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito Jr., filed

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They Said It On Marijuana, Quotable Saturday, Part CII

Is cannabis addictive? Are video games addictive? Is Diet Coke addictive? Is chocolate addictive? What about coffee? Some would answer yes to all of these, and to a certain extent they would be right. Some would answer no to all of these, and they too would be right. Is heroin addictive? Yes. Alcohol? Yes, to

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Oregon Marijuana: The Banking Bill

This is the final installment in a four-part series on the new Oregon marijuana bills, all of which arrived in the recently concluded short session. If you wish to catch up, our summary of HB 4014 (abolishing residency requirements) is here, our summary of SB 1511 (medical and recreational co-location) is here, and our summary

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Oregon Marijuana: Many More Changes with the Christmas Tree Bill

This is the third installment in a four-part series on the new Oregon marijuana bills, all of which arrived in the recently concluded short session. If you would like to catch up, our summary of HB 4014 (abolishing residency requirements) is here, and our summary of SB 1511 (medical and recreational co-location) is here. This

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State of Cannabis: Montana Marijuana Regresses

2016 is going to be a big year for cannabis. As a result, we are ranking the fifty states from worst to best on how they treat cannabis and those who consume it. Each of our State of Cannabis posts will analyze one state and our final post will crown the best state for cannabis. As

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Marijuana in Spain: Our on the Ground Report

Spain’s cannabis laws have progressively liberalized to the point where Spain is now one of the most cannabis-friendly countries in Europe. Spain is a relatively decentralized country, with independent communities having a great deal of autonomy. Consequently, each region can for the most part set its own laws regarding marijuana. Catalonia, where I am based,

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Oregon Cannabis: The Merger of Recreational and Medical has Begun

Welcome to the second piece in what will be a four-part series on the new Oregon marijuana bills, all of which came out of the recently concluded short session. This entry surveys enrolled SB 1511, one of two omnibus bills that make significant improvements to the Oregon marijuana regime. For the other omnibus bill, check