Marijuana Legalization

This book serves as the price of admission for any serious discussion about marijuana legalization.

Marijuana Legalization

Should we legalize marijuana? If we legalize, what in particular should be legal? Just possessing marijuana and growing your own? Selling and advertising? If selling becomes legal, who gets to sell? Corporations? Co-ops? The government? What regulations should apply? How high should taxes be? Different forms of legalization could bring very different results. This second edition of Marijuana Legalization: What Everyone Needs to Know(r) discusses what is happening with marijuana policy, describing both the risks and the benefits of using marijuana, without taking sides in the legalization debate. The book details the potential gains and losses from legalization, explores the "middle ground" options between prohibition and commercialized production, and considers the likely impacts of legal marijuana on occasional users, daily users, patients, parents, and employers - and even on drug traffickers.

Marijuana Legalization

Legalizing marijuana involves both lower stakes and less uncertainty than legalizing any of the other major illicit drugs (cocaine/crack, heroin, and methamphetamine). Not that the consequences of marijuana legalization would be minor ...

Marijuana Legalization

Should we legalize marijuana? If we legalize, what in particular should be legal? Just possessing marijuana and growing your own? Selling and advertising? If selling becomes legal, who gets to sell? Corporations? Co-ops? The government? What regulations should apply? How high should taxes be? Different forms of legalization could bring very different results. This second edition of Marijuana Legalization: What Everyone Needs to Know® discusses what is happening with marijuana policy, describing both the risks and the benefits of using marijuana, without taking sides in the legalization debate. The book details the potential gains and losses from legalization, explores the "middle ground" options between prohibition and commercialized production, and considers the likely impacts of legal marijuana on occasional users, daily users, patients, parents, and employers - and even on drug traffickers.

Considering Marijuana Legalization

until the nation legalized the drug.2 Instead, the movement toward liberalization came to a sudden halt in 1978. ... Gallup has asked the same question about marijuana legalization since 1969: “Do you think the use of marijuana should ...

Considering Marijuana Legalization

Marijuana legalization is a controversial and multifaceted issue that is now the subject of serious debate. In May 2014, Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin signed a bill requiring the Secretary of Administration to produce a report about various consequences of legalizing marijuana. This resulting report provides a foundation for thinking about the various consequences of different policy options while being explicit about the uncertainties involved.

The Marijuana Legalization Debate

Voters approved the measure, making California the first state to legalize medical cannabis. Within a few years, nine more states—Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Maine, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington—had enacted similar laws ...

The Marijuana Legalization Debate

Marijuana use is a controversial topic in America today. Many people want to see it legalized, while others think it should be banned. This informational look at this newsworthy topic examines the debate surrounding marijuana in the 21st century. Its carefully researched narrative considers the medical, legal, and moral sides. It presents statistics, annotated quotes, and sidebars that offer contemporary viewpoints from experts. With the aid of sidebars, graphs, critical thinking questions, and full-color photographs, readers will gain an understanding about the debate and form their own intelligent opinions.

Legalizing Marijuana

In 2007 , state and local law enforcement officers throughout the country arrested 872,721 people for marijuana offenses . So many marijuanarelated arrests occur each year that legalization would significantly alter the criminal justice ...

Legalizing Marijuana

This title gives readers a balanced look at the arguments surrounding marijuana legalization. Readers will learn the history of marijuana, the medical use of the drug, and its health risks. Also covered are the key players in the legalization debate and the progress of legalizing marijuana in California. Color photos and informative sidebars accompany easy-to-follow text. Features include a table of contents, timeline, facts, additional resources, web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index. Essential Viewpoints is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Critical Perspectives on Legalizing Marijuana

The Drug Policy Alliance's Marijuana Legalization and Regulation Factsheet drugpolicy.org/marijuana-legalization-and-regulation The Drug Policy Alliance is another pro-marijuana reform group. Accurate information and arguments for ...

Critical Perspectives on Legalizing Marijuana

Waves of support for the legalization of marijuana are sweeping across many states. In the wake of such change, this text analyzes what experts say on the topic, both for and against, juxtaposed with court decisions, the work of advocates on both sides, and the words of everyday people. Students will analyze these diverse viewpoints in order to draw their own conclusions.

Legalizing Cannabis

Why Ohio voted against legal marijuana — and what it means for the future of the pot debate. Washington Post. Retrieved from www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2015/11/03/ohio-rejected-legalizing-marijuana- ...

Legalizing Cannabis

Marijuana is the most widely used illegal drug in the world. Over the past couple of decades, several Western jurisdictions have seen reforms in, or changes to, the way cannabis use is being controlled, departing from traditional approaches of criminal prohibition that have dominated cannabis use control regimes for most of the twentieth century. While reform is stalled at the international level, the last decade has seen an acceleration of legislative and regulatory reforms at the local and national levels, with countries no longer willing to bear the human and financial costs of prohibitive policies. Furthermore, legalization models have been implemented in US states, Canada and Uruguay, and are being debated in a number of other countries. These models are providing the world with unique pilot programs from which to study and learn. This book assembles an international who’s who of cannabis scholars who bring together the best available evidence and expertise to address questions such as: How should we evaluate the models of cannabis legalization as they have been implemented in several jurisdictions in the past few years? Which scenarios for future cannabis legalization have been developed elsewhere, and how similar/different are they from the models already implemented? What lessons from the successes and failures experienced with the regulation of other psychoactive substances (such as alcohol, tobacco, pharmaceuticals and “legal highs”) can be translated to the effective regulation of cannabis markets? This book may appeal to anyone interested in public health policies and drug policy reform and offers relevant insights for stakeholders in any other country where academic, societal or political evaluations of current cannabis policies (and even broader: current drug policies) are a subject of debate.

Cannabis Legalization and the Bible Compatible or Not

Myth #12: Opposition to cannabis legalization is driven entirely by cautious prudence. The opposition to marijuana legalization has come from many earnest and concerned people, but it is also fueled by industries that figure to lose ...

Cannabis Legalization and the Bible  Compatible or Not

Reveals the “war on drugs” for the race-based, legislated criminal enterprise that it really is, shatters the myths about the allegedly addictive properties of marijuana, and exposes America's prison-for-profit prison and court systems. Goes into great detail about the huge economic and medical benefits of legalizing marijuana and its sister plant, hemp. Written by a pan-denominational Christian minister and blogger, this book uses the Bible to provide a simple explanation for why marijuana criminalization is a sin against God.

Marijuana Legalization

Marijuana Legalization: What Everyone Needs to Know® will provide readers with a non-partisan primer about the topic, covering everything from the risks and benefits of using marijuana, to describing the current laws around the drug in the ...

Marijuana Legalization

Should marijuana be legalized? The latest Gallup poll reports that exactly half of Americans say "yes"; opinion couldn't be more evenly divided. Marijuana is forbidden by international treaties and by national and local laws across the globe. But those laws are under challenge in several countries. In the U.S., there is no short-term prospect for changes in federal law, but sixteen states allow medical use and recent initiatives to legalize production and non-medical use garnered more than 40% support in four states. California's Proposition 19 nearly passed in 2010, and multiple states are expected to consider similar measures in the years to come. The debate and media coverage surrounding Proposition 19 reflected profound confusion, both about the current state of the world and about the likely effects of changes in the law. In addition, not all supporters of "legalization" agree on what it is they want to legalize: Just using marijuana? Growing it? Selling it? Advertising it? If sales are to be legal, what regulations and taxes should apply? Different forms of legalization might have very different results. Marijuana Legalization: What Everyone Needs to Know® will provide readers with a non-partisan primer about the topic, covering everything from the risks and benefits of using marijuana, to describing the current laws around the drug in the U.S. and abroad. The authors discuss the likely costs and benefits of legalization at the state and national levels and walk readers through the "middle ground" of policy options between prohibition and commercialized production. The authors also consider how marijuana legalization could personally impact parents, heavy users, medical users, drug traffickers, and employers. What Everyone Needs to Know® is a registered trademark of Oxford University Press.

Legalizing Marijuana

Marijuana and prohibition -- Marijuana is too dangerous to be legal -- The dangers of marijuana are exaggerated -- Enforcement of marijuana laws is uneven, ineffective, and wasteful -- Marijuana laws must be strictly enforced -- Relaxing ...

Legalizing Marijuana

Marijuana and prohibition -- Marijuana is too dangerous to be legal -- The dangers of marijuana are exaggerated -- Enforcement of marijuana laws is uneven, ineffective, and wasteful -- Marijuana laws must be strictly enforced -- Relaxing marihuana laws would be good for society -- Relaxing marijuana laws would lead to too many problems -- The future of marijuana policy in the United States.

Purple Haze Issues on Cannabis Legalization

This study included 21,729 participants aged 18 years and above, who responded to the questions about their support for medical and recreational cannabis legalization (91.4% of the full sample). Australian support for the legalization ...

Purple Haze  Issues on Cannabis Legalization


Legalization of Drugs

While it may be hard to imagine all illicit drugs being legalized, marijuana legalization may be just around the corner. In recent years, many countries have relaxed their marijuana laws or the penalties for marijuana convictions.

Legalization of Drugs

Accessible yet sophisticated book that covers the difficult issue of drug legalization. Can a case be made that it would reduce drug-related crime? Is it plausible that people would be safer if drugs were legal?

The Legalization of Drugs

Taken together, these considerations suggest to me that the benefits of prohibition are too low to justify its costs, and for this reason I am inclined to support not only marijuana decriminalization, but marijuana legalization as well.

The Legalization of Drugs

In the United States today, the use or possession of many drugs is a criminal offense. Can these criminal laws be justified? What are the best reasons to punish or not to punish drug users? These are the fundamental issues debated in this book by two prominent philosophers of law. Douglas Husak argues in favor of drug decriminalization, by clarifying the meaning of crucial terms, such as legalize, decriminalize, and drugs; and by identifying the standards by which alternative drug policies should be assessed. He critically examines the reasons typically offered in favor of our current approach and explains why decriminalization is preferable. Peter de Marneffe argues against drug legalization, demonstrating why drug prohibition, especially the prohibition of heroin, is necessary to protect young people from self-destructive drug use. If the empirical assumptions of this argument are sound, he reasons, drug prohibition is perfectly compatible with our rights to liberty.

After Legalization

In 2012, Colorado became the first state to legalize marijuana when 55 percent of voterssupported Amendment 64. To understand why this trend is destined tocontinue, one should start by lookingat the demographics.

After Legalization

After Legalization: Understanding the Future of Marijuana Policy is a groundbreaking new book examining how legal marijuana will likely be treated in the United States 20 years from now. According to Gallup 58% of Americans support ending marijuana prohibition, and Colorado and Washington State have already passed historic ballot initiatives to tax and regulate pot. When it comes to marijuana in the United States, it is no longer a question of when, but how it will be legalized. After Legalization is a creative exploration of one likely future for legal marijuana that will give readers a sense of the coming battles, relevant players and political dynamics which will dominate the issue in the coming years. How will it happen, and what will America look like after legalization? What should be the age limit? Will we tightly restrict its sale to only a few specialty stores, or will it be allowed on the shelves at every shopping market in the country? Should we give individuals free rein to grow as much as they want, or will we limit production to a few licensed farms? If you care about the answers to these and other questions concerning the future of marijuana policy, this is a pivotal moment to join the conversation; the decisions made now will likely define the industry for decades to come. PRAISE FOR AFTER LEGALIZATION: GLENN GREENWALD, JOURNALIST: “Jon Walker has established himself as one of the most diligent, insightful and important young policy writers in America, and this new book cements that status. America is finally coming to terms with the stark irrationality and destructiveness of its criminal prohibitions on marijuana, rendering legalization inevitable. Walker’s hard-earned expertise is vital for understanding how this process can be accelerated and most effectively implemented. It’s a must-read for anyone with even a passing interest in drug policy and reform.” RYAN GRIM, HUFFINGTON POST DC BUREAU CHIEF: “The history of American drug policy shows that it does not move in one direction only. At the turn of the century, drugs were legal before being prohibited, followed by liberalization in the ’70s, followed by the crackdown of the next several decades. Gains made today could be wiped out tomorrow, which is what gives Jon Walker’s remarkable book its unique importance.This is the clear-eyed look around the corner that is urgently needed.”

Legalizing Marijuana

With the increase in states legalizing marijuana, understanding the debate about marijuana is more important than ever.

Legalizing Marijuana

With the increase in states legalizing marijuana, understanding the debate about marijuana is more important than ever. Learn about the movement to legalize, the arguments on each side, and what it means for patients, state economies, and legal systems. Examine issues including the history of the movement toward legalization in the United States, efforts toward legalization around the globe, the risks/benefits of marijuana use, how it works in the body, safety regulations, economic impact of legalization, problems surrounding patchwork legalization across the nation, and the dark side of marijuana: addiction.

Pros and Cons of Drug Legalization Decriminalization and Harm Reduction

There is no conclusive scientific evi- A spokesman for Soros said he Funded by billionaires , the dence that marijuana is superior to docs not support drug legalization . currently available medicines , " says Dr. Nonetheless , Soros ...

Pros and Cons of Drug Legalization  Decriminalization  and Harm Reduction


Legalizing Marijuana

pointed out that the psychoactive component of marijuana ( THC ) had long been available as an approved drug under the brand name Marinol , thus admitting in principle that marijuana did possess medical benefits .

Legalizing Marijuana

Highlights the failures of the government's war on marijuana, likening it to 1920s-style prohibition politics, and points to the need for citizen initiatives to change drug policy.

Marijuana 360

Nancy E. Marion and Joshua B. Hill look at all parties involved in the decriminalization of this drug throughout the US and create a better understanding for the reader of how it has affected more than the individuals using marijuana.

Marijuana 360

Five jurisdictions in the United States have changed their laws to legalize small amounts of marijuana. There is more public support for reform than ever before, but still much debate over the issues of legalizing marijuana. Nancy E. Marion and Joshua B. Hill look at all parties involved in the decriminalization of this drug throughout the US and create a better understanding for the reader of how it has affected more than the individuals using marijuana.

The Business of Cannabis New Policies for the New Marijuana Industry

reminding them that the country's most well-established cannabis lobbying group relies on grassroots support, not industry backing. The marijuana legalization movement is only incidentally about marijuana; it is really about personal ...

The Business of Cannabis  New Policies for the New Marijuana Industry

What happens when corporate culture takes over counterculture? This book explores the contradictions present within the cannabis industry from a business and policy perspective. • Treats the new and growing cannabis industry in the context of more established ones, such as the alcohol, pharmaceutical, and tobacco industries • Collects experiences and experiments from all of the regions, states, and municipalities in which marijuana has been legalized • Explains how federal regulations or lack thereof (e.g., lack of access to banking) affect the industry • Explores the interactions of federal, state, and local laws • Sheds light on the evolution of public policy on legalized marijuana

American Government Institutions and Policies

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American Government  Institutions and Policies

AMERICAN GOVERNMENT: INSTITUTIONS AND POLICIES is a clear and approachable text for students trying to successfully understand American government. It sets the standard for examining current issues in American politics, focusing on the importance of American governmental institutions, the historical development of governmental procedures and policies as well as on who governs in the United States and to what ends. The sixteenth edition includes concise learning objectives, highlighted key concepts and opportunities for practical application of contemporary debates on policy dynamics. These features allow students to identify important issues in American politics, maximize comprehension and engage with the material in a meaningful way. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.