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Published: 21 January 2010

256 Pages


ISBN: 9780199581481

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Published in conjunction with Beckley Foundation Press. Convened by Amanda Feilding.

Cannabis Policy

Moving beyond stalemate

Robin Room, Benedikt Fischer, Wayne Hall, Simon Lenton, and Peter Reuter
Covenor: Amanda Feilding

  • Provides a full review of the health and psychological effects of cannabis use, valuable for those to involved in decisions about use, as well as providing a basis for policy
  • Describes just how things function under the current prohibition regime: high rates of use, high rates of arrest or other social processing of users, even with decriminalization, giving the reader an understanding of the drawbacks of most current systems, and pointing to the need for change
  • Offers typology of cannabis reform options, and experience with them, helping those involved in the policy process in clear thinking; gives them the benefits of experience elsewhere

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