Marijuana Law, Policy, and Authority

October, 2018

Four Marijuana Measures on the Ballot in November 2018

Voters will decide the fate of marijuana legalization measures in four states next week. Michigan and North Dakota voters will decide whether to legalize recreational marijuana (both states already have medical marijuana laws), and Missouri and Utah voters will decide whether to legalize medical marijuana (both states already have CBD laws). The Washington Post has…

Posted by on October 29, 2018 in News, Updates, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


The Foreignness of Canadian Marijuana Legalization

On October 17, Canada became the second country to legalize recreational marijuana (Uruguay did so in 2014). The Canadian Government has posted the full text of the nation’s recreational marijuana laws (including The Cannabis Act) here. It also has a useful summary of the laws here. In many respects, Canada’s new law resembles the laws…

Posted by on October 19, 2018 in News, Updates, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


Observations On Utah’s Proposed State Distribution System

[Updated 10/15 to address the possibility of suits in state court.] Just as Utah residents are about to vote on a medical marijuana initiative (Proposition 2), proponents and opponents of the initiative (including Governor Herbert) have announced plans to adopt a compromise medical marijuana law in the state legislature. See the full text of the Utah…

Posted by on October 12, 2018 in News, Updates, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


How to Lure Consumers Away from the Marijuana Black Market

[Updated 10/8 8:44 am to add more information.] Even in states that have legalized the commercial supply of marijuana, some lawful consumers continue to purchase marijuana from the black market. Those black market sales pose several problems for state regulators; among other things, for example, they (likely) don’t generate any marijuana tax revenues for the…

Posted by on October 5, 2018 in News, Updates, , , , , , ,