Title

Marijuana Politics: Uncovering the Troublesome History and Social Costs of Criminalization

Document Type

Book

Publication Date

1-1-2018

Keywords

Marijuana law, Federalism, Medical cannabis, Recreational cannabis

Organizational Units

Sturm College of Law

Abstract

Marijuana Politics: Uncovering the Troublesome History and Social Costs of Criminalization examines the current trend toward the legalization of marijuana in the context of the American experience with particular emphasis on political, social, and constitutional developments in the United States beginning in the 20th century. It compares the trend toward marijuana legalization to Prohibition and U.S. laws regarding the consumption of alcohol and analyzes legal developments in comparable areas such as the regulation of other vices and hard drugs like cocaine and heroin. This book is written to be accessible to both casual readers or academic students and provides a robust understanding of both the historical and modern aspects of the drug itself and legalization, regardless of the reader’s individual beliefs on the use of cannabis.

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