What If States Just Sold Marijuana Themselves? (Governing.com)
By JOHN BUNTIN | November 2014
Regulating marijuana is hard. No country in the world (including the Netherlands) has ever created a working, legal market for the production, sale and use of recreational marijuana. Forced to develop something new, regulators in this country have generally turned to something old — the licensing model used to regulate the alcohol industry.
That’s a problem, say many observers.