Nutshell series. Study aids (West Academic Publishing)
Concise yet comprehensive text that provides an overview of marijuana law. It discusses important issues pertaining to public policy, legal history, constitutional law, criminal law, and jurisprudence, as well as practical legal issues that concern both marijuana-related businesses and individuals, in areas such as banking, employment, tax, bankruptcy, and child custody. The text provides in-depth coverage of federal laws governing marijuana, along with an overview of international, state, and local laws relating to marijuana regulation. It also provides an overview of arguments for and against medical and/or recreational legalization, as well as an analysis of how marijuana compares to other potentially harmful substances, both legal and illegal.
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Overview: marijuana regulation in the United States Marijuana History of marijuana law (part I: the march to total prohibition) History of marijuana law (part II: the slow and halting return toward legalization) The Controlled Substances Act of 1970 Enforcement of the Controlled Substances Act Challenges, defenses, and exemptions to the CSA Federalism and preemption Special federal jurisdictions International treaty obligations of the United States State law Local law State vs. state disputes Special criminal issues Federal banking laws and the marijuana-related business Employment law issues Impaired driving and marijuana Professional responsibility issues for lawyers Taxation of marijuana-related businesses Additional civil issues Marijuana and other drugs Medical arguments for and against legalization Policy arguments for and against legalization Foreign law approaches Marijuana in American culture Looking forward.
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Description based on e-publication title page, viewed April 3, 2017.