Marijuana Legalization

Author: Jonathan P. Caulkins
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190262427
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Marijuana Legalization from the Author: Jonathan P. Caulkins. 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.

Marijuana Legalization

Author: Jonathan P. Caulkins
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190262435
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Marijuana Legalization from the Author: Jonathan P. Caulkins. 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.

Marijuana Legalization

Author: Jonathan P. Caulkins
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199913722
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Marijuana Legalization from the Author: Jonathan P. Caulkins. 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

Author: Margaret J. Goldstein
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books
ISBN: 1512411442
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Legalizing Marijuana from the Author: Margaret J. Goldstein. 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.

Legalizing Marijuana

Author: Paul Ruschmann
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438106068
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Legalizing Marijuana from the Author: Paul Ruschmann. 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.

Marijuana Nation

Author: The Associated Press
Publisher: Mango Media Inc.
ISBN: 163353037X
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Marijuana Nation from the Author: The Associated Press. A bipartisan effort to legalize medical marijuana is in the news and public support seems to be on the side of legalization. A generational shift in permissive attitudes on pot has resulted in legalization in a series of states. Follow developments on this ground-breaking shift in social mores through the reporting of The Associated Press.

Legalizing Marijuana

Author: Rudolph Joseph Gerber
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275974480
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Legalizing Marijuana from the Author: Rudolph Joseph Gerber. 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.

Considering Marijuana Legalization

Author: Jonathan P. Caulkins
Publisher: Rand Corporation
ISBN: 0833088777
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Considering Marijuana Legalization from the Author: Jonathan P. Caulkins. 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.

Jesse Ventura S Marijuana Manifesto

Author: Jesse Ventura
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 151071426X
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Jesse Ventura S Marijuana Manifesto from the Author: Jesse Ventura. New York Times Bestselling Author! In this groundbreaking book, bestselling author Jesse Ventura lays out his philosophy on marijuana, and why he’s always been in favor of legalization. Now, more than ever before, our country needs to see full legalization of medical/recreational marijuana and hemp. Any way you look at it, for whoever is using it, marijuana is a medicinal plant, in abundant supply. Every month and every year that goes by, we find out more positive things about it. Medicinal marijuana has been demonized through the years but obviously this plant has a great deal of positive attributes, and it’s also a renewable resource. Being a cash crop, marijuana is bad for the pharmaceutical industry. Is Big Pharma pressuring the government to continue to deny sick people access? If so, that’s truly a crime against American citizens. And as Ventura writes: “Our government won’t do the right thing and legalize marijuana unless we the people demand it, because there are so many people within our government on the payroll, all thanks to the War on Drugs." Jesse Ventura’s Marijuana Manifesto calls for an end to the War on Drugs. Just because something is illegal, that doesn’t mean it goes away, it just means that criminals run it. Legalizing marijuana and marijuana dispensaries will serve to rejuvenate our pathetic economy, and just might make people a little happier. Ventura’s book will show us all how we can take our country back.

Going To Pot

Author: William J. Bennett
Publisher: Center Street
ISBN: 1455560715
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Going To Pot from the Author: William J. Bennett. William J. Bennett, former director of the National Drug Control policy under President George H.W. Bush and bestselling author of The Book of Virtues, and co-author Robert White provide strong societal and scientific arguments against the legalization of marijuana. Marijuana, once considered worthy of condemnation, has in recent years become a "medicine," legalized fully in four states, with others expected to follow. But the dangers are clear. According to Bennett's research, more Americans are admitted to treatment facilities for marijuana use than for any other illegal drug. Studies have shown a link between marijuana use and abnormal brain structure and development. From William Bennett comes a call-to-action for the 46 states that know better than to support full legalization, and a voice of reason for millions who have jumped on the legalization bandwagon because they haven't had access to the facts.