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Legalizing cannabis : experiences, lessons and scenarios

Tom Decorte (Editor), Simon Lenton (Editor), Chris Wilkins (Editor)
"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"-
eBook, English, 2020
Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon, 2020
1 online resource (xxxv, 447 pages) : illustrations (black and white), map
9780429427794, 9780429765056, 9780429765032, 9780429765049, 0429427794, 0429765045, 0429765053, 0429765037
Print version:
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