Regulating Cannabis

A Global Review and Future Directions

Authors: Seddon, Toby, Floodgate, William

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  • Provides a much-needed comprehensive international summary of the state-of-the-art of cannabis regulation  
  • Sets out a framework for systematic comparisons of different regulatory models, using the supply-chain model 
  • Draws on lessons from the regulation of other consumer markets to provide a unique and innovative perspective for developing new agendas for policy and research
  • Encourages readers to think critically about the place of cannabis in the global market and the consequences legalization has for various stakeholders
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This book explores one of the most pressing public policy questions for the 2020s: how should we regulate cannabis? The global cannabis prohibition regime is fragmenting as more countries experiment with decriminalization and legalization, and this book aims to make sense of this rapidly changing world. The ‘cannabis challenge’ is complex. How do we balance creating a potentially lucrative legal cannabis industry with protecting public health? How do we hardwire social and racial justice into our reform initiatives? How do we build a cannabis trade that is environmentally sustainable? The book seeks to make sense of our present through a state-of-the-art global review of cannabis law reform initiatives – mapping what has been done, where, and with what impacts. It attempts to generate new ideas for the future of cannabis regulation by viewing it through the lens of business regulation and learning lessons from how other consumer products are regulated.


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Toby Seddon has been involved in research on drug policy for over 25 years. He is particularly interested in historical and inter-disciplinary social science approaches. He is currently engaged in a long-term project to rethink drug control and drug law reform through the lens of regulation. 

William Floodgate has been Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Manchester, UK, since 2018. He has teaching and research interests across a range of topics in criminology and criminal justice, with a particular focus on drug policy. He completed a PhD on the impact of austerity on drug treatment. 

Table of contents (4 chapters)

Table of contents (4 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Regulating Cannabis
Book Subtitle
A Global Review and Future Directions
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-52927-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-52927-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-52926-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 132
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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