Legalizing Marijuana and Abating Environmental Harm: An Overblown Promise? (A Draft)
29 Pages Posted: 15 Aug 2016 Last revised: 6 May 2017
Date Written: January 1, 2016
California appears to be on the fast track towards legalizing personal use of marijuana. Proponents of legalization argue that legalization will abate the considerable environmental harm caused by illegal marijuana production. The article takes a close look at that claim and presents arguments why that claim may be overblown.
Keywords: Marijuana, Proposition to legalize marijuana in California, Environmental harm
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