REUTERS/Steve Dipaola - A marijuana vendor prepares samples for enthusiasts gathered at the "Weed the People" event to celebrate the legalization of the recreational use of marijuana in Portland, Oregon July 3, 2015. Smoking marijuana became legal in Oregon on July 1, fulfilling the first step in a voter-approved initiative that will usher in a network of legal weed retail stores in 2016, similar to the systems already operating in neighboring Washington state and Colorado.

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What does the first major official report on the outcomes of marijuana legalization tell us?

September 2, 2015, Philip A. Wallach

The official think tank for Washington’s state legislature in Olympia (WSIPP) has issued its first report designed to comprehensively assess the costs and benefits of marijuana legalization for Washington’s citizens. In this post, Phil Wallach explains why the report's non-conclusions are nevertheless significant. 

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