Marijuana Legalization: What Everyone Needs to Know

The manuscript (Caulkins, Hawken, Kilmer, and Kleiman) is ready. Looking for commenters.

Jon Caulkins, Angela Hawken, Beau Kilmer, and I just sent the manuscript of our cannabis-legalization book to Oxford, which promises to have physical books available in June. Same concept as Drugs and Drug Policy: question-and-answer format, minimal scholarly apparatus. We wind up breaking somewhat more new ground this time, just because we found more things to say that hadn’t already been said. There’s a voluminous literature on cannabis policy, but it’s overwhelmingly legalization advocacy rather than analysis.

During the month or so the Oxford copy-editor is fixing our prose, we’ll be sending out copies of the manuscript for comment. Let me know if you’d like one.

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:

9 thoughts on “Marijuana Legalization: What Everyone Needs to Know”

  1. I would love an opportunity to give this work a read. Please let me know if I can pay for postage or any other associated costs. Thanks!

  2. Me too!. If being a Ph.D. psychophysiologist is an adequate qualification. Let me know if I also can pay postage or other costs.

    I’m wondering if you are sending out hard copy, or as word docs (the latter work as well).


  3. Professor Kleiman,

    I’d love to take a look and give you feedback. I thoroughly enjoyed Drugs and Drug Policy, and I’m sure this one will be just as fascinating.

    Angela Hawken can vouch for me.


  4. I’d gladly circulate among industry, legal, and environmental leaders on the North Coast. There are a few folks who think they know a thing or two about the demon weed up here. Can establish bona fides via email.

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