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Legalizing cannabis : experiences, lessons and scenarios

Legalizing cannabis : experiences, lessons and scenarios

Author: Tom Decorte; Simon Lenton; Chris Wilkins
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2020.
Series: Routledge studies in crime and society.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
"The book explores how we should evaluate the models of cannabis legalization as they have been implemented in several jurisdictions in the past few years; the specific models for future cannabis legalization that have been developed and how similar or different they are they from the models already implemented; as well as the lessons that can be drawn from attempts to regulate other psychoactive substances, such as  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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(DLC) 2019048744
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Decorte; Simon Lenton; Chris Wilkins
ISBN: 9780429427794 0429427794 0429765045 9780429765056 0429765053 9780429765032 0429765037 9780429765049
OCLC Number: 1141860582
Description: 1 online resource (xxxv, 447 pages) : illustrations (black and white), map
Contents: Introduction : the coming cannabis revolution / Tom Decorte, Simon Lenton and Chris Wilkins --
Part I. The new legal cannabis markets. The uneven repeal of cannabis prohibition in the United States / Bryce Pardo --
Practical lessons learned from the first years of the regulated recreational cannabis market in Colorado / Todd Subritzky, Simon Lenton and Simone Pettigrew --
Recreational marijuana legalization in Washington State : benefits and harms / Clayton Mosher and Scott Akins --
A century of cannabis control in Canada : a brief overview of history, context and policy frameworks from prohibition to legalization / Benedikt Fischer, Cayley Russell and Neil Boyd --
Uruguay : the first country to legalize cannabis / Rosario Queirolo --
Part II. General models of reform. Cannabis decriminalization policies across the globe / Niamh Eastwood --
"More than just counting the plants" : different home cannabis cultivation policies, cannabis supply contexts and approaches to their evaluation / Vendula Belackova, Katinka van de Ven and Michaela Roubalova (Stefunkova) --
City-level policies of regulating recreational cannabis in Europe : from pilot projects to "local customization"? / Tom Blickman and Catherine Sandwell --
Part III. Lessons from alcohol, tobacco and legal highs. Lessons learned from the alcohol regulation perspective / Tim Stockwell, Norman Giesbrecht, Adam Sherk, Gerald Thomas, Kate Vallance and Ashley Wettlaufer --
Lessons from tobacco regulation for cannabis product regulation / Coral Gartner and Wayne Hall --
How not to legalize cannabis : lessons from New Zealand's experiment with regulating "legal highs" / Marta Rychert and Chris Wilkins --
Part IV. Earlier innovations in cannabis law reform. Coffeeshops in the Netherlands : regulating the front door and the back door / Dirk J. Korf --
Cannabis social clubs in Spain : recent legal developments / Xabier Arana and Òscar Parés --
Swiss cannabis policies / Simon Anderfuhren-Biget, Frank Zobel, Cédric Heeb and Jean-Félix Savary --
The Australian experience and opportunities for cannabis law reform / Caitlin Elizabeth Hughes --
Cannabis policy reform : Jamaica's experience / Vicki J. Hanson --
Part V. New cannabis legalization proposals. The risks of cannabis industry funding of community and drug treatment services : insights from gambling / Chris Wilkins and Marta Rychert --
Insights for the design of Cannabis Social Club regulation / Tom Decorte and Mafalda Pardal --
Conclusion / Chris Wilkins, Simon Lenton and Tom Decorte.
Series Title: Routledge studies in crime and society.
Responsibility: Tom Decorte, Simon Lenton, Chris Wilkins.


This book examines cannabis policies and reform, offers an inter-disciplinary (but social-science led) account of global trends, and explores policy evaluation, models for legalization, and lessons  Read more...


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"As more countries look to follow evidence-based policies on drug law reform, this book is a welcome addition to the literature on this subject. The "war on drugs" has been a failure. Policy-makers Read more...

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