Public policy prof offers new primer on marijuana policy
Public Policy Professor Mark Kleiman
has written a new primer on marijuana policy intended to provide straightforward information about all aspects of the real-life impacts of marijuana legalization — from the public health implications to the expected price of the drug.
"Marijuana Legalization: What Everyone Needs to Know
" (Oxford University Press) uses a Q&A format to guide readers through the history of marijuana policy and use in the U.S. and abroad, beginning with "What is marijuana?" and touching on the risks and benefits of marijuana use.
The book turns from background information to examine marijuana legalization, a prospect on the ballot in Oregon, Washington and Colorado this November that would broaden availability of the drug beyond its current medicinal use.