Articles Tagged with Marijuana

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From the U.S. Justice Department blog:

Memorandum for Selected United State Attorneys on Investigations and Prosecutions in States Authorizing the Medical Use of Marijuana, October 19th, 2009, posted by Tracy Russo:

Today Attorney General Eric Holder announced formal guidelines for federal prosecutors in states that have enacted laws authorizing the use of marijuana for medical purposes. Those guidelines are contained in a memo from Deputy Attorney General David W. Ogden which was sent to United States Attorneys this morning….” (read full post)

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A recent bill in the Oregon Legislature, 2009 HB 3274 (HTML or PDF), and a question from a patron, started me thinking about what my research strategy might look like if I had to draft legislation on this subject or if I had to argue for or against taxing marijuana sales (medical marijuana or other uses, if any).

(There was also this recent New York Times story: Struggling States Look to Unorthodox Taxes, by Jesse McKinley, February 28, 2009.)

And, I attended an interesting program recently on evidence-based research (origins in evidence-based medicine), which gave me even more ideas on sources one would need to consult to write the definitive guide to marijuana research, or even just marijuana taxation.

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Re: Sansone v. Gordon, Washington County (Oregon) Circuit Court Case No. C073809CV

County to appeal decision allowing medical pot users to carry concealed weapons,” Friday, May 30, 2008, by Kurt Eckert:

Next week, Washington County commissioners will consider filing an appeal to lift the haze over defining the right of Oregon medical marijuana users to possess concealed weapons.