Keynote: Marijuana at the Crossroads
University of Denver Sturm College of Law
January 11, 2013
This short essay – taken from a keynote address given at the University of Denver’s Marijuana at the Crossroads Conference – describes the dynamics of marijuana law and policy in the United States with a particular eye toward the federalism implications of marijuana legalization in the states. The essay discusses the history of marijuana regulation in the United States, sets forth a number of possible scenarios going forward, and makes a few, tentative predictions about the future.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 19
Keywords: marijuana, drug policy, legalization, federalism, preemption
Date posted: November 27, 2012 ; Last revised: August 23, 2013
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