Legalizing Marijuana and Abating Environmental Harm: An Overblown Promise? (A Draft)

29 Pages Posted: 15 Aug 2016 Last revised: 6 May 2017

Michael Vitiello

University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law

Date Written: January 1, 2016

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Vitiello, Michael, Legalizing Marijuana and Abating Environmental Harm: An Overblown Promise? (A Draft) (January 1, 2016). UC Davis Law Review, Vol. 50, 2016; Pacific McGeorge School of Law Research Paper. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2820853

Michael Vitiello (Contact Author)

University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law ( email )

3200 Fifth Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95817
United States

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