How we legalize marijuana, Part 4: The bad

This is part 4 of my series on the proposed Control, Regulate, and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act (“the Act”) that will likely reach the California ballot in November 2016. The series started here. Thank you for reading.The bad: pitfalls of creating big business and market concentration.The biggest problem I see with the Act is its…

How we legalize marijuana, Part 2: The good

This is part 2 of my series on the proposed Control, Regulate, and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act (“the Act”) that will likely reach the California ballot in November 2016. The series started here. Thank you for reading. The good: remove and reduce criminal penalties, clear criminal records, regulate and tax.Penalties demolished. This is where any legalization…

How we legalize marijuana: Introduction

Everyone says recreational legalization of marijuana is on the horizon for California in 2016 – by the ballot, of course, since legislators don’t have the guts. The Control, Regulate, and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act, submitted last November, with an Internet billionaire and multiple advocacy organizations behind it, is the most likely of any…