On the cover of the Rolling Stone

… or at least mentioned in on of the RS blogs. Hey, you have to start somewhere.

Well, not quite.

But at least the marijuana book is mentioned Julian Brookes’s post on the likelihood that the herb will in fact become legal in this country.

Footnote As to the “we keep gettin’ richer” part, I think each author gets about a quarter per book.  Drugs and Drug Policy, which had a gratifyingly favorable reception, has sold less than 4000 in the year it’s been out. So I’m not going to quit my day job.

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 “On the cover of the Rolling Stone”

  1. Mark, you sound like Keith Stroup did in the 1970s when he thought MJ would be legal in a matter of months. You’re forgetting that boomers’ kids have kids now and don’t want them around pot.

  2. Ledger,
    I’m a boomer. Our kids did smoke pot, probably still do, and there is nothing I can do about it and it doesn’t bother me. they are happy, hard working, and well adjusted.
    People get high. Get over it. All this moralizing about weed, sex, and everything else from mostly right wing frauds and religious control freaks is having zero effect of the young anyway.
    Kids know hypocrisy when they see it.

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