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Legalizing Marijuana: The State vs Federal Pot Legislation Conundrum

LEGALIZING MARIJUANA WASHINGTON COLORADO ST ISTATE 2ND STATE TO LEGALIZE RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA TO LEGALIZE RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA 60% 58% 50% 41% Of New Marijuana Users Every Year Are Under Age 18 Of American Voters Of American Voters Think It Think Marijuana Should be Legalized Will Become Legal under Federal Law In The Next 10 Years Of Americans Have Used Marijuana During Their Lifetime LEGALITY OF STATES Recreational & Medical Decriminalized (at least partially) & Medical Decriminalized (at least partially) Only Medical Only No Legalization COLORADO VS WASHINGTON Can Grow Up May Gift Up To 6 Plants To 1oz Revenue Goes Currently To Schools A-64 No DUI Laws COLORADO May Possess Up To 1oz BOTH Must Be 21 Years Old 1-502 WASHINGTON Revenue Goes Established To Healthcare DUI Laws Growing is Illegal Distribution of Unlicensed Is Illegal FAILED ATTEMPTS AT LEGALIZATION Many attempts to legalize recreational marijuana have been made In the past, but here are the two most well-known: NOYES NOYES 53.5% 46.5% 54% 46% California's 2009 Marijuana Control, Oregon's 2012 Cannabis Tax Act Initiative Measure 80 Regulation, and Education Act & 2010 Proposition 19 WHICH STATES ARE NEXT? ME OR AL NV RI CA REVENUE FROM LEGALIZING MARIJUANA 50 40 30 20 10 Only Medical Marijuana Legalized Legalized Marijuana Nationwide 60BILLION 22 |BILLION IN EXTRA REVENUE IN EXTRA REVENUE ARRESTS INVOLVING MARIJUANA 241,000 WA MARIJUANA ARRESTS IN THE PAST 25 YEARS CO 210,000 MARIJUANA ARRESTS THERE IS ONE MARIJUANA ARREST IN THE PAST 25 YEARS EVERY 42 SECONDS ANNUAL HEALTH COST PER DRUG USER $800 $165 $20 Tobacco Alcohol Marijuana Clarity Way Rolling Stone M MPP NORML Medical Marijuana Business Daily * Time Fred yer pah y WASHINGTON Billions 12.06.12 COLORADO 12.10.12

Legalizing Marijuana: The State vs Federal Pot Legislation Conundrum

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Marijuana remains illegal on a federal basis. Adding to this conundrum, the Justice Department has been raiding and closing down “legal” medical marijuana dispensaries, while President Obama has s...

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