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The Resource Cannabis policy : moving beyond stalemate, Robin Room [and others] ; convenor, Amanda Fielding

Cannabis policy : moving beyond stalemate, Robin Room [and others] ; convenor, Amanda Fielding

Label
Cannabis policy : moving beyond stalemate
Title
Cannabis policy
Title remainder
moving beyond stalemate
Statement of responsibility
Robin Room [and others] ; convenor, Amanda Fielding
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Cannabis, marijuana, pot, ganja - it goes by many names -- is by far the most widely used illegal substance, and accounts for more arrests than any other drug. Barely a week goes by without this drug appearing in the newspapers, and politicians have famously tied themselve in knots, trying to decide just how to deal with this recreational drug. While there have been many drug policy books on other substances - both legal and illegal, few have focused on this drug. Cannabis Policy: Moving beyond Stalemate is unique in providing the materials needed for deciding on policy about cannabis in its various forms. It reviews the state of knowledge on the health and psychological effects of cannabis, and its dangerousness relative to other drugs. It considers patterns and trends in use, the size and character of illicit markets, and the administration of current policies, including arrests and diversion to treatment, under the global prohibition regime. It looks at the experience of a number of countries which have tried reforming their regimes and softening prohibition, exploring the kinds of changes or penalties for use for possession: including depenalization, decriminalization, medical control, and different types of legalization. It evaluates such changes and draws on them to assess the effects on levels and patterns of use, on the market, and on adverse consequences of prohibition. For policymakers willing to look outside the box of the global prohibition regime, the book examines the options and possibilities for a country or group of countries to bring about change in, or opt out of, the global control system. Throughout, the book examines cannabis within a global frame, and provides in accessible form information which anyone considering reform will need in order to make decisions on cannabis policy (much of which is new or has not been readily available). This book will be essential for those involved in policymaking and be of interest to a wide range of readers interested in drugs and drug policy, as well as being an excellent supplementary text for university courses in criminology, policy science, social science, or public health"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
Dewey number
362.29/5561
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV5822.M3
LC item number
C293 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
WM 276
NLM item number
C22432 2010
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Room, Robin
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Marijuana
  • Marijuana Abuse
  • Cannabis
  • Drug and Narcotic Control
  • Marijuana Smoking
Label
Cannabis policy : moving beyond stalemate, Robin Room [and others] ; convenor, Amanda Fielding
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- Foreword by Thomas Schelling Preface Part I: Cannabis Policy: Moving beyond Stalemate 1. Introduction 2. The Health and Psychological Effects of Cannabis Use Annex : Health Advice on Cannabis Use 3. The Cannabis Prohibition Regime: Patterns of Use, Markets and Policies 4. The Range of Reforms within the System: Softening the Prohibition 5. The Impacts of Cannabis Policy Reforms within the Current Drug Control Regime 6. Beyond the Current Drug Conventions 7. Paths Forward from the Impasse Part II: Conclusions and Recommendations Annex: Research Priorities Part III: Draft Framework Convention on Cannabis Control References About the Authors and the Beckley Foundation
Control code
456181328
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
ix, 233 pages
Isbn
9780199581481
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009043422
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)456181328
Label
Cannabis policy : moving beyond stalemate, Robin Room [and others] ; convenor, Amanda Fielding
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- Foreword by Thomas Schelling Preface Part I: Cannabis Policy: Moving beyond Stalemate 1. Introduction 2. The Health and Psychological Effects of Cannabis Use Annex : Health Advice on Cannabis Use 3. The Cannabis Prohibition Regime: Patterns of Use, Markets and Policies 4. The Range of Reforms within the System: Softening the Prohibition 5. The Impacts of Cannabis Policy Reforms within the Current Drug Control Regime 6. Beyond the Current Drug Conventions 7. Paths Forward from the Impasse Part II: Conclusions and Recommendations Annex: Research Priorities Part III: Draft Framework Convention on Cannabis Control References About the Authors and the Beckley Foundation
Control code
456181328
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
ix, 233 pages
Isbn
9780199581481
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009043422
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)456181328

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