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Marijuana Regulation in the United States

  • Sam Kamin


Marijuana regulation in the United States is contradictory, decentralized, and rapidly changing. Although the production, distribution, and sale of marijuana remain illegal under federal law, an increasing number of states are authorizing the drug for medical and recreational purposes. This chapter describes the way marijuana regulation in the United States has evolved over the last 20 years and the constraints imposed on state regulatory frameworks by both the continuing federal prohibition of the drug and the complications of the federal system.


Cannabis Federalism Regulation Drug policy Prohibition 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Sturm College of LawUniversity of DenverDenverUSA

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