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Pot Politics: Marijuana and the Costs of Prohibition

Mitch Earleywine


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% of Americans support medicinal marijuana. At least 11 U.S. states have experimented with decriminalization and medical marijuana laws, with new initiatives appearing each year. Meanwhile, other groups such as ... More

Keywords: marijuana, reform, NORML, Marijuana Policy Project, MPP, decriminalization, drug-free America, Mothers Against Drugs, cannabis, prohibition

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Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780195188028
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188028.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mitch Earleywine, editor
University of Albany, State University of New York

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