Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Students in my Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform seminar are finishing up their presentations on research topics of their choice. The first presentation slated for this week will focus on certain arguments made against recreational marijuana reform. Here is the student's description of his topic and some background readings he has provided:
For my project, I examined some of the arguments that opponents of the legalization of recreational marijuana often stress. My research gave particular attention to the external "costs" of the legalization of recreational marijuana. The three arguments that I will be focusing on for class discussion are (1) the cost of car accidents both fatal and non-fatal, (2) the cost of employee productivity, and (3) the cost of high school dropout rate. I will examine these arguments, discuss some of their strengths and weaknesses, and finally talk about how they can be used in inform better policy in the marijuana space.
Here are some useful articles that I used when researching: