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What If States Just Sold Marijuana Themselves?
Some fear the long-term impact of having a for-profit pot industry and see benefits to the government selling the drug directly to consumers.

For a growing number of states, the notion of marijuana legalization isn’t a question of if, but when. Since 1996, some 23 states have legalized medical marijuana. In 2012, voters in Colorado and Washington went even further, passing ballot initiatives that made their states the first in the country to legalize the cultivation, sale and possession of small amounts of marijuana for recreational use. Oregon and Washington, D.C., seem certain to follow suit this month. The Vermont Legislature is expected to take up the question of marijuana legalization next year; voters in California will almost certainly consider a legalization ballot measure in 2016. In short, the question of how states should regulate marijuana is already at hand. [Read More]

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