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Marijuana Legalization

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ISBN-10: 0199913730

ISBN-13: 9780199913732

Edition: 2012

Authors: Jonathan P. Caulkins, Mark A. R. Kleiman, Angela Hawken, Beau Kilmer

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In 2010, California narrowly missed passing a voter referendum to legalize marijuana production and use at the state level. The initiative, known as Proposition 19, was ill-drafted and illogical, but it still came within just a few percentage points of passing - and it did so in a year with a strong conservative tide. A different proposition, but aimed to the same end, is virtually certain to be on the ballot in California in 2012, and proponents are also trying to get it on the ballot in other states, including Colorado, Oregon, and Washington. The odds of passage in California are good, and the United States is likely to soon see a flood of similar propositions in other states. At some…    
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List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/13/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 8.20" wide x 5.40" long x 0.60" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Mark Kleiman is Professor of Public Policy in the UCLA School of Public Affairs. He teaches courses on methods of policy analysis and on drug abuse and crime control policy. His current focus is on design of deterrent regimes to take advantage of positive-feedback effects, and the substitution of swiftness and predictability for severity in the criminal justice system generally and in community-corrections institutions specifically. He is the author of Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control and Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results , and is now at work on When Brute Force Fails: Strategy for Crime Control . He edits the Drug Policy Analysis Bulletin and blogs at The Reality-Based…    

What is marijuana?
Who uses marijuana in the United States and how much do they use?
What is known about the negative consequences of using marijuana?
What is known about the non-medicinal benefits of using marijuana?
What is known about the medicinal benefits of using marijuana?
How stringent is law enforcement against marijuana?
What is legalization and what is the context of the debate?
What are the different ways marijuana could be produced, regulated, and taxed after legalization?
What are the likely consequences of marijuana legalization at the national level
Could one state legalize marijuana?
Between marijuana prohibition and legalization: What do we know about the middle ground?
Can industrial hemp save the planet?
How will marijuana legalization affect me personally?
What do the authors think about marijuana legalization?