First signs of plan for marijuana taxation reported (The Examiner)

By PAUL HAMMAKER | April 21, 2014

An attendee wears a '420' necklace at Hempfest on April 20, 2014, in Seattle, Washington. Seattle Hempfest is an annual event for the purpose of educating the public about the benefits of marijuana and advocating for its decriminalization.

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The legalization of marijuana for personal use in Colorado and Washington and moves by other states to legalize or liberalize the use of marijuana for recreational purposes has prompted new research that intends to be health oriented. Beau Kilmer and Rosalie Liccardo Pacula of the RAND Drug Policy Research Center published new research that is aimed to prompt legislators to consider the effects of marijuana legalization on the health of United States citizens. The research was published in the April 22, 2014, issue of the American Journal of Public Health.

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