Posts by Ryan Atkinson
Ryan Atkinson is a former intern at the Independent Institute and economics major at UC Berkeley.
Berkeley’s Free Medical Marijuana Plan Shows Economic Thinking Has Gone to Pot


In 1996, California passed Proposition 215, making it the first state to legalize medicinal marijuana. Its passage, however, did not trump federal law, under which cannabis remains illegal as per the Controlled Substance Act. Due to this illegality on the federal level, private insurance companies, as well as state programs like Medi-Cal, do not...
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