Marijuana Legalization: Lessons from the 2012 State Proposals

  title={Marijuana Legalization: Lessons from the 2012 State Proposals},
  author={J. Caulkins and Michael A. C. Lee and Anna Kasunic},
  journal={World Medical \& Health Policy},
On November 6, 2012, citizens in three U.S. states will vote on whether to legalize production, distribution, possession, and sale of marijuana for general—not just medical—use. Legalization is typically imagined as an up or down, binary choice. However, a comparison of 17 legalization proposals actively discussed in various U.S. states in 2012 reveals differences that would have important consequences for price, availability, arrest-risk, use, and, hence, health. This paper divides the… Expand

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