Abstract

http://ssrn.com/abstract=2033896
 
 

Footnotes (82)



 


 



Medical Marijuana in Colorado and the Future of Marijuana Regulation in the United States


Sam Kamin


University of Denver Sturm College of Law

January 7, 2013

McGeorge Law Review, Vol. 43, p. 147, 2012
U Denver Legal Studies Research Paper No. 12-03

Abstract:     
My contribution to this special issue will describe the phenomenon of Colorado's medical marijuana industry and speculate about what Colorado can tell us about the future of marijuana regulation in the United States. I have had an opportunity to interview more than twenty players in this industry-including law enforcement officials, activists, lawyers, and dispensary owners-over the last year and to speak informally with a great many more. Based on these discussions and other research that I have done on the emergent industry in my state, this article describes how the industry has grown in Colorado since 2008, puts this transformative change into perspective, and then draws some tentative conclusions about the future of drug policy in the United States, the appropriate federal-state balance in this area, and the relationship between criminal laws and
broader societal norms.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 21

Accepted Paper Series


Download This Paper

Date posted: April 3, 2012 ; Last revised: August 23, 2013

Suggested Citation

Kamin, Sam, Medical Marijuana in Colorado and the Future of Marijuana Regulation in the United States (January 7, 2013). McGeorge Law Review, Vol. 43, p. 147, 2012; U Denver Legal Studies Research Paper No. 12-03. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2033896

Contact Information

Sam Kamin (Contact Author)
University of Denver Sturm College of Law ( email )
2255 E. Evans Avenue
Denver, CO 80208
United States
303-871-6125 (Phone)
303-871-6711 (Fax)
HOME PAGE: http://law.du.edu/index.php/profile/sam-kamin
Feedback to SSRN


Paper statistics
Abstract Views: 2,076
Downloads: 509
Download Rank: 29,307
Footnotes:  82

© 2014 Social Science Electronic Publishing, Inc. All Rights Reserved.  FAQ   Terms of Use   Privacy Policy   Copyright   Contact Us
This page was processed by apollo2 in 0.250 seconds