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The Legalization of Marijuana

REUTERS/Jason Redmond - Socks with marijuana leaves are pictured at Cannabis City during the first day of legal retail marijuana sales in Seattle, Washington July 8, 2014.

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Marijuana, Federal Power, and the States: Symposium at Case Western Reserve University

September 11, 2014, Grace Wallack

In 2012, voters in Washington and Colorado legalized the recreational possession of marijuana, and in the fall of 2014 more states appear poised to do so. Despite this, marijuana remains illegal under federal law, creating a murky legal environment for business owners, banks, and local law enforcement. These questions of federalism are the focus of a one-day conference at Case Western Reserve University School of Law on September 12. 

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