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Is Big Marijuana a Good Thing?

Mark Kleiman, a Professor of Public Policy and Director of the Crime Reduction and Justice Initiative at New York University’s Marron Institute, was quoted in a Quartz article titled: "Temptation Goods: America’s weed industry is going to be massive. Is Big Marijuana a good thing?". 

Kleiman was the chair at the Cannabis Science and Policy Summit, at which cannabis legalization advocates, public health researchers, state regulators, and investors hoping to take advantage of the anticipated cannabis boom discussed the implication of national cannabis legalization. The conference was hosted by the Marron Institute, and sponsored by The International Society for the Study of Drug Policy (ISSDP) and RAND Drug Policy Research Center.

On the topic of cannabis policy, Kleiman commented: 

“The simple choice between prohibition and legalization does not exhaust the policy space...Varieties of legalization can be more or less effective in getting rid of the harms of prohibition, and more or less cautious with respect to the possible harms from increased access.”

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