Considering Marijuana Legalization

Considering Marijuana Legalization

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Marijuana legalization is a controversial and multifaceted issue that is now the subject of serious debate. In May 2014, Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin signed a bill requiring the Secretary of Administration to produce a report about various consequences of legalizing marijuana. This resulting report provides a foundation for thinking about the various consequences of different policy options while being explicit about the uncertainties involved.Advances in breeding and growing techniques have enabled growers to cultivate strains of the plant with very high THC ... in herbal product (bud) rarely exceeds 30 percent, concentrates and extracts can contain much higher levels of the intoxicant, sometimes more than 80 percent THC in the case of butane hash oil.

Title:Considering Marijuana Legalization
Author:Jonathan P. Caulkins, Beau Kilmer, Mark A. R. Kleiman, Robert J. MacCoun, Gregory Midgette, Pat Oglesby, Rosalie Liccardo Pacula, Peter H. Reuter
Publisher:Rand Corporation - 2015-01-16


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