Wednesday, 25 August 2010

the man from RAND says YES

...Val's brother Beau, from thimk tank RAND, says legalisation will bring the price of marijuana down to £20/ounce, and what RAND wants RAND gets, check out the full report HERE(and check out Beau's goatee, it's a Beautee)...


Beau Kilmer

Codirector, RAND Drug Policy Research Center

Over the last year, the California State Legislature has considered legalizing, regulating, and taxing marijuana. Governor Schwarzenegger called for a debate on the issue, the Assembly's Committee on Public Safety held a hearing in October 2009, two marijuana reform bills were introduced in 2010, and an initiative has qualified for the November 2010 ballot.

This briefing will include

  • a discussion of marijuana reform efforts in California
  • highlights of the considerable uncertainty surrounding projections of the effect of legalization on consumption and public budgets
  • insights based on objective, science-based information to inform the fractious debate.

About RAND

The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. RAND focuses on the issues that matter most such as health, education, national security, international affairs, law and business, the environment, and more. As a nonpartisan organization, RAND operates independent of political and commercial pressures. We serve the public interest by helping lawmakers reach informed decisions on the nation's pressing challenges.

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