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The Resource Pot politics : marijuana and the costs of prohibition, edited by Mitch Earleywine

Pot politics : marijuana and the costs of prohibition, edited by Mitch Earleywine

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Pot politics : marijuana and the costs of prohibition
Title
Pot politics
Title remainder
marijuana and the costs of prohibition
Statement of responsibility
edited by Mitch Earleywine
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Marijuana use continues to attract interest and fuel controversy. Big, green pot leaves have adorned the covers of Time, National Review, and Forbes. Almost 100 million Americans have tried marijuana at least once. Groups such as The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana (NORML) and The Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) have tens of thousands of members. Polls suggest that 70-80 per cent of Americans support medicinal marijuana. At least eleven U.S. states have experimented with decriminalization and medical marijuana laws, with new initiatives appearing each year. Meanwhile, other groups such as Partnership for a Drug Free America and Mothers Against Drugs protest legalization. Clearly, debate about marijuana policy shows no sign of abating. In his earlier book, Understanding Marijuana, the editor forced researchers, policy makers, and citizens to avoid oversimplification, separate empirical findings from their interpretations, and understand that some things may be neither good nor evil. This book continues with these same themes, showing multiple perspectives from a variety of experts on an important problem with vast implications. The volume presents ethical, religious, economic, psychological, and political arguments for cannabis policies that range from prohibition to unrestricted legalization. By presenting a unique perspective on overlapping issues, each chapter demonstrates how even recognized experts draw markedly different conclusions from the same data. Some contributors evaluate policy by weighing the costs and benefits of control while others eschew policy by presenting moral arguments against our attempts at control
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
362.29/5561
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV5822.M3
LC item number
P68 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Earleywine, Mitchell
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  • Marijuana
  • Marijuana
  • Marijuana abuse
  • Marijuana abuse
  • Marijuana
  • Marijuana
  • Marijuana Smoking
  • Marijuana Smoking
  • Drug and Narcotics Control
  • Public Policy
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Pot politics : marijuana and the costs of prohibition, edited by Mitch Earleywine
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Allen F. St. Pierre -- 1. Thinking clearly about marijuana policy / Mitch Earleywine -- section I. Costs of use and control -- 2. The budgetary implications of marijuana prohibition / Daniel Egan, Jeffrey A. Miron -- 3. Is drug testing in the workplace worthwhile? / Sara Smucker Barnwell, Mitch Earleywine -- 4. Marijuana and driving : trends, design issues, and future recommendations / Anthony Liguori -- section II. Views from abroad -- 5. A cautious case for cannabis depenalization / Wayne Hall -- 6. Law, culture, and cannabis : comparing use patterns in Amsterdam and San Francisco / Craig Reinarman, Peter Cohen -- section III. Depictions of addictions -- 7. Marijuana and the media : science, propaganda, and sloppy reporting in the U.S. news media / Bruce Mirken -- 8. Disseminating accurate and balanced marijuana education : an opportunity for the policy reform movement / Roger A. Roffman, Anne Nicoll -- 9. Marijuana's perceived addictiveness : a survey of clinicians and researchers / Robert Gore, Mitch Earleywine -- section IV. Ethical and religious perspectives -- 10. Do Marijuana offenders deserve punishment? / Douglas Husak -- 11. Judaism and marijuana / Elliot N. Dorff -- 12. How in God's name do we reform our marijuana laws? / Charles Thomas -- 13. Detailed analyses of religious groups' divergent positions on marijuana / Charles Thomas -- section V. What about the children? -- 14. Marijuana abuse prevention / Mary Ann Pentz, Steve Sussman -- 15. Revisioning youth policy on marijuana and other drug use : alternatives to zero tolerance / Rodney Skager -- section VI. Support for prohibitions -- 16. The (often unheard) case against marijuana leniency / Kevin Sabet -- section VII. A call to action -- 17. Values and the marijuana debate / Mitch Earleywine
Control code
ocm63108441
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 382 pages
Isbn
9780195188028
Lccn
2006001434
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o63108441
  • (OCoLC)63108441
Label
Pot politics : marijuana and the costs of prohibition, edited by Mitch Earleywine
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Allen F. St. Pierre -- 1. Thinking clearly about marijuana policy / Mitch Earleywine -- section I. Costs of use and control -- 2. The budgetary implications of marijuana prohibition / Daniel Egan, Jeffrey A. Miron -- 3. Is drug testing in the workplace worthwhile? / Sara Smucker Barnwell, Mitch Earleywine -- 4. Marijuana and driving : trends, design issues, and future recommendations / Anthony Liguori -- section II. Views from abroad -- 5. A cautious case for cannabis depenalization / Wayne Hall -- 6. Law, culture, and cannabis : comparing use patterns in Amsterdam and San Francisco / Craig Reinarman, Peter Cohen -- section III. Depictions of addictions -- 7. Marijuana and the media : science, propaganda, and sloppy reporting in the U.S. news media / Bruce Mirken -- 8. Disseminating accurate and balanced marijuana education : an opportunity for the policy reform movement / Roger A. Roffman, Anne Nicoll -- 9. Marijuana's perceived addictiveness : a survey of clinicians and researchers / Robert Gore, Mitch Earleywine -- section IV. Ethical and religious perspectives -- 10. Do Marijuana offenders deserve punishment? / Douglas Husak -- 11. Judaism and marijuana / Elliot N. Dorff -- 12. How in God's name do we reform our marijuana laws? / Charles Thomas -- 13. Detailed analyses of religious groups' divergent positions on marijuana / Charles Thomas -- section V. What about the children? -- 14. Marijuana abuse prevention / Mary Ann Pentz, Steve Sussman -- 15. Revisioning youth policy on marijuana and other drug use : alternatives to zero tolerance / Rodney Skager -- section VI. Support for prohibitions -- 16. The (often unheard) case against marijuana leniency / Kevin Sabet -- section VII. A call to action -- 17. Values and the marijuana debate / Mitch Earleywine
Control code
ocm63108441
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 382 pages
Isbn
9780195188028
Lccn
2006001434
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o63108441
  • (OCoLC)63108441

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