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Marijuana, Opioids, and Some Thoughts on Empirical Research on Marijuana Policy

Apr. 9, 2018—Back in February, I discussed research suggesting that legalizing marijuana could help combat the nation’s opioid epidemic. See Marijuana and the Opioid Crisis. The theory is that once marijuana is legalized some people will use marijuana in lieu of opioids to treat chronic pain. It is the reverse of the gateway hypothesis that was once...

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Call for Papers on the Economics of Marijuana and Drug Policy

Dec. 30, 2017—Economic Inquiry, a peer-reviewed economics journal, has issued a call for papers on the economics of marijuana and drug policy. Submissions are due March 1, 2018. Interested authors can find out more about the CFP here.

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More About the Book

Jul. 17, 2017—Order the book Marijuana Law, Policy, and Authority is the leading textbook on marijuana law. It is widely available from the publisher Wolters Kluwer and from (in both print and e-book formats), among other vendors. Free sample content The Table of Contents and Chapter 1 provide more details about the contents and organization of the book. Chapter 1 also...

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Jul. 10, 2017—Welcome to the Marijuana Law, Policy, and Authority Blog, the official companion website for the pioneering textbook, Robert A. Mikos, Marijuana Law, Policy, and Authority (2017). This website will help keep you abreast of important developments in the field of marijuana law and policy. It also offers some special resources for instructors who teach courses on marijuana law...

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About the Author

Jul. 10, 2017—Robert Mikos is the LaRoche Family Chair in Law at Vanderbilt University and one of the nation’s leading authorities on marijuana law and policy. Over the last decade, he has written, lectured, consulted and testified on the struggles among federal, state, and local officials to control marijuana policy, among other topics. Professor Mikos earned his A.B. cum...

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