Where would $1 billion in pot money go if California marijuana is legalized?

If you probe why the polls show a majority of California voters support a statewide effort to legalize recreational marijuana, increased tax revenue inevitably comes up. UC Irvine student Giovanni Chavez, like many backers of legalized pot, says he’s primarily concerned about personal liberty and studies showing disproportionate prosecution of minorities for drug offenses. But…

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Colorado’s tourism office will soon start educating visitors about marijuana laws

Colorado tourism officials are not actively going to promote the state’s legal marijuana industry any time soon, but they are ramping up educational and informational efforts around the issue, the state’s tourism director said Friday. In an interview following her keynote speech here at the Colorado Governor’s Tourism Conference, Cathy Ritter, director of the Colorado…