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Is Marijuana the Next Big Commodity to Invest In?

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By Matt Nesto | Breakout – Mon, Dec 3, 2012 10:13 AM EST (Source) One of the first things you discover when researching the nation’s budding legal marijuana industry is the difference among the laws and regulations that govern it on the local, state and federal levels. While Washington and Colorado voted to legalize recreational use of marijuana, three other states […]

On the Limits of Federal Supremacy: When States Relax (or Abandon) Marijuana Bans

On the Limits of Federal Supremacy: When States Relax (or Abandon) Marijuana Bans

On the Limits of Federal Supremacy: When States Relax (or Abandon) Marijuana Bans (Source) by Robert A. Mikos Robert A. Mikos is professor of law and director of the Program in Law and Government at Vanderbilt University Law School. The American Constitution divides governmental power between the federal government and several state governments. In the […]

Shaping the business of legal marijuana

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This past election cycle, both Washington and Colorado approved the use of marijuana for recreational purposes. Supporters of legalization in both states celebrated by toking up in public. At the time, law enforcement agencies looked the other way. But that approach can’t last forever. Now it’s down to citizens, businesses, trade associations and lawmakers to […]

Why is the Government Bogarting the Cannabis Economy?

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The long history associated with cannabis is rooted in the very real political and economic effects of its use. You see, cannabis is a ‘Wonder-plant’ with thousands of uses: many applications in medicine, textiles (think nylon, but better), food, paper, construction material, and all the way to biofuels. With these known uses and the industries […]