Home delivery as an option in cannabis policy

You can get a pizza delivered. You an get a movie delivered. You can get a book delivered. You can even get your groceries delivered. Why shouldn’t you be able to get a gram of cannabis delivered?

Do we really need physical storefronts, or could the whole legal cannabis market be virtualized?

Author: Mark Kleiman

Professor of Public Policy at the NYU Marron Institute for Urban Management and editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis. Teaches about the methods of policy analysis about drug abuse control and crime control policy, working out the implications of two principles: that swift and certain sanctions don't have to be severe to be effective, and that well-designed threats usually don't have to be carried out. Books: Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know (with Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken) When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton, 2009; named one of the "books of the year" by The Economist Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results (Basic, 1993) Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control (Greenwood, 1989) UCLA Homepage Curriculum Vitae Contact: Markarkleiman-at-gmail.com

4 thoughts on “Home delivery as an option in cannabis policy”

  1. No offense, but what is the attraction of a more impersonal world?

    As a convenience I guess it makes sense — but from what I have been told, there is a lot of variation in effects and one might really do better to go in and talk to the people who know the product. Make a new friend even.

    What I think is bad is forcing people to use cash. And as always … don't drive high, y'all.

  2. People are funny about this stuff. I live in Washington State. People here voted to legalize it, but when a marijuana shop wanted to open in our neighborhood, my neighbors banded together in protest, because they were sure "the wrong element" would show up. I went into Seattle with my son because he wanted the experience of buying weed at a legal store (he's over 21) and the "wrong element" looked to be mostly clean-cut college kids (at least at 11pm) to me. But now he buys it locally (illegally) because it's convenient and 1/2 the price. The "wrong element" isn't going to pay $22/gram.

  3. During our brief experiment with "legal" weed, there was an outfit that advertised, on the radio, that they delivered.

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