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The Legalization of Marijuana

REUTERS/Jason Redmond - Bob Leeds, co-owner of Sea of Green Farms, shows some of the marijuana he produces during a tour of his company's facility in Seattle, Washington June 30, 2014. The state is poised on Monday to become the second after Colorado to allow retail sales of recreational marijuana to adults, under a heavily regulated and taxed system that voters approved in November 2012. Stores could begin operations as early as Tuesday, with up to 20 expected to open statewide. Picture taken June 30, 2014.

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Innovative Policy Experiment in Washington Will Grow Marijuana Knowledge

August 26, 2014, Jonathan Rauch

Washington's experiment with the legalization of marijuana is designed to grow more than just pot. The new policy is aimed at furthering knowledge about the impact of legalization. Jonathan Rauch sits down to interview Phil Wallach about his new report detailing the state's novel approach. 

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