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September 09, 2013 8:34 AM Are Republicans Coming Around on Drug Policy?

First Pat Robertson... … now John McCain. Or that’s what I thought when I saw the HuffPo headline:John McCain On Marijuana: ‘Maybe We Should Legalize’ Actually, that’s not quite right. McCain was saying something more subtle, and it mostly wasn’t...

By Mark Kleiman

August 30, 2013 11:11 AM How the Department of Justice Is Going to Deal with Pot

The Justice Department has issued formal guidance to federal prosecutors on dealing with state-licensed cannabis businesses. [The link is to a .pdf. Full text below.] Instead of the formal contractual agreements I had been pushing for, DoJ decided on a...

By Mark Kleiman

August 27, 2013 8:51 AM The Very Slow Legalization of Marijuana

When I saw Dylan Scott’s story reporting that some Colorado officials were claiming “tacit approval” from the Justice Department for going ahead with the taxed and regulated cannabis market approved by Colorado voters, I was puzzled about exactly what was...

By Mark Kleiman

August 01, 2013 8:29 AM Pot Clinics Really Aren't a Cause of Crime

Scary story from today's Denver Post: Nearly one-third of the crimes committed in Denver occur within 1,000 feet of a medical marijuana dispensary, according to new statistics provided by the city Wednesday. Yikes! Sounds like those pot clinics are a...

By Seth Masket

July 26, 2013 10:41 AM How to Prevent Marijuana from Becoming Like Big Tobacco

In many industries, including tobacco, a small number of companies control most of the business and in doing so attain sufficient economic power to shape regulatory decisions in their favor. A similar situation could easily arise if marijuana is fully...

By Keith Humphreys