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City of Lake Forest v. Evergreen Holistic Collective

Last Updated on Friday, 29 June 2012 08:32 Written by The Union of Medical Marijuana Patients Wednesday, 29 February 2012 08:26

The trial court’s grant of the preliminary injunction is reversed, where: 1) the legislature determined the activities it authorized at collective or cooperative cultivation sites, including a dispensary function, do not constitute a nuisance; and 2) the city’s total ban, on the grounds that dispensaries constituted a per se nuisance, directly contradicted state law, so it was preempted and furnished no valid basis for the preliminary injunction.

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UMMP Sponsors Educational Reform

Last Updated on Friday, 24 February 2012 05:55 Written by The Union of Medical Marijuana Patients Friday, 24 February 2012 05:55

 Union of Medical Marijuana Patients Announces Sponsorship of Educational Forum on Statewide Marijuana Reform Voter Initiatives Hosted by Students for Sensible Drug Policy at the University of Southern California 

James Shaw, director of the Union of Medical Marijuana Patients, has announced that the Los Angeles based patients’ advocacy group will sponsor a forum to educate the public on various voter initiatives to reform California’s cannabis laws that could appear on next November’s ballot.  

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Snydicated RAND study on legalization in California

Last Updated on Saturday, 14 April 2012 12:29 Written by www.marijuana.org Monday, 20 February 2012 05:29

Altered State? Assessing How Marijuana Legalization in California Could Influence Marijuana Consumption and Public Budgets

Within this context, this RAND occasional paper is intended to inform the debate about marijuana legalization in California. Although marijuana legalization could have many consequences, this paper focuses largely on two outcomes that are central to the debate in California: the effect on consumption and public budgets.

To learn more about the possible outcomes of marijuana legalization, we constructed a model based on a series of estimates. As we discuss in more detail in Chapter hree, projections of legalization’s efects on consumption and public budgets hinge on estimates of current consumption, current and future prices, how responsive use is to price changes (what economists refer to as the price elasticity of demand), taxes levied and possibly evaded, and the aggregation of many nonprice efects (such as the potential reduction in stigma). These components, or parameters, of the model are then combined to produce a base-case model estimate.

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