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Harrison, Lana D., Michael Backenheimer and James A. Inciardi (1995), Cannabis use in the United States: Implications for policy. In: Peter Cohen & Arjan Sas (Eds) (1996), Cannabisbeleid in Duitsland, Frankrijk en de Verenigde Staten. Amsterdam, Centrum voor Drugsonderzoek, Universiteit van Amsterdam. pp. 179-276.
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Cannabis use in the United States

Implications for policy

Lana D. Harrison, Michael Backenheimer and James A. Inciardi

Table of contents

1  Executive summary

2  Pharmacology and health

3  The nature and extent of marijuana use in the United States

4  Marijuana supply, sales, and seizures

5  History of drug legislation

6  Marijuana policy and prevalence

7  Enforcement and prison costs

8  Workplace

9  The medicalization of marijuana

10  Public opinion

11  The immediate future of marijuana policy in the United States

Appendix: State-by-State List of Marijuana Laws

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming
Federal
Notes

Acknowledgments

The authors would like to thank Chrissy Saum of the Center for Drug and Alcohol Studies at the University of Delaware and Wayne Roques of the Drug Enforcement Administration in Florida for their assistance in locating reference materials for this report.

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