Legalizing cannabis : experiences, lessons and scenarios / edited by Tom Decorte, Simon Lenton and Chris Wilkins.

  • Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2020.
  • ©2020
xxxv, 447 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 25 cm.


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Summary note
"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 alcohol, tobacco, pharmaceuticals and "legal highs", and other "vice" activities such as gambling and prostitution"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Introduction : the coming cannabis revolution / Tom Decorte, Simon Lenton and Chris Wilkins
  • 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, 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, Neil Boyd
  • Uruguay : the first country to legalize cannabis / Rosario Queirolo
  • 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, Michaela Roubalova (Stefunkova)
  • City-level policies of regulating recreational cannabis in Europe : from pilot projects to "local customization"? / Tom Blickman & Catherine Sandwell
  • 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 & Wayne Hall
  • How not to legalize cannabis: lessons from New Zealand's experiment with regulating "legal highs" / Marta Rychert
  • 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, Jean-Félix Savary
  • The Australian experience and opportunities for cannabis law reform / Caitlin Elizabeth Hughes
  • Cannabis policy reform : the Jamaica's experience / Vicki J. Hanson
  • The risks of cannabis industry funding of community and drug treatment services : insights from gambling / Chris Wilkins, Marta Rychert
  • Insights for the design of Cannabis Social Club regulation / Tom Decorte, Mafalda Pardal
  • Conclusion / Chris Wilkins, Simon Lenton and Tom Decorte.
  • 9781138370906 (hardcover)
  • 1138370908 (hardcover)
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