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The Routledge Handbook of Post-Prohibition Cannabis Research

ISBN 9780367335434
Published September 7, 2021 by Routledge
400 Pages 19 B/W Illustrations

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The place of cannabis in global drug prohibition is in crisis, opening up new directions for socially engaged cannabis research. The Routledge Handbook of Post-Prohibition Cannabis Research invites readers to explore new landscapes of cannabis research under conditions of legalization with, not after, prohibition: "post-prohibition." The chapters are organized into five multidisciplinary sections: Governance, Public Health, Markets and Society, Ecology and the Environment, and Culture and Social Change. Case studies from the United States, Uruguay, Morocco, and the United Kingdom show readers alternative ways of thinking about human–cannabis relationships that move beyond questions of legality and illegality. Representing a cross-section of cannabis scholarship, the contributors provide readers with critical perspectives on legalization that are not based upon orthodoxies of prohibition. While legalization signals a global shift in the legitimacy of cannabis research, this collection identifies openings for academics, policy makers, and the public interested in ending the drug war, as well as a way to address broader social problems evident in the age of neoliberal governance within which prohibition has been entangled.

Table of Contents

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1 Introduction to Post-Prohibition


2 Notes on a Post-Prohibition Research Agenda
 Craig Reinarman

3 Legalization and Prohibition: Breaks, Continuities, and the Shifting Terms of Racial-Capitalist Governance
 Michael Polson

4 Growing Pains: Marijuana Legalization in Maine
 Wendy Chapkis

5 Cannabis, Settler Colonialism, and Tribal Sovereignty in California
 Kaitlin Reed

6 Five years of cannabis regulation: What can we learn from the Uruguayan experience?
 Marcos Baudean

7 Medical Cannabis in the UK: the (false) dawn of a new era?
 Melissa Bone and Gary R. Potter


8  Deep Respect after Profound Neglect: Spiritual Health and Safety for Use of Cannabis and Other Entheogens in an Integrative Public Health System
 Sunil Aggarwal

 9 Opioids and Substance Abuse: Cannabis as a Harm Reduction Tool
 Adie Wilson-Poe

10 Cannabis in Exercise and Sport
 Whitney Ogle

11 Utilizing Community Based Participatory Research in Cannabis Knowledge Formation
 Trecia Ehrlich

12 Health and Safety of Cannabis Workers
 Marc Schenker and Chelsea Langer

13 The Economic Impact of State Regulations and Taxes on Legal and Illegal Cannabis Markets
 Robin S. Goldstein and Daniel A. Sumner

14 The Cannabis Enigma: Navigating Inequitable Tax, Banking, and Insurance Milieu in the United States
 Joshua Zender

15 A Labor Studies Approach to Cannabis
 Marty Otañez

16 Cannabis Corporate Social Responsibility: A Critical and Mixed-Method Approach
Marty Otañez and David Vergara

17 Consumer Activism, Sustainable Supply Chains, and the Cannabis Market
 Elizabeth Bennett

18 Zero Point Three: Current and Future Directions in the Political Economy of Medicinal Hemp
 Noah Silber-Coats

19 Industrializing Cannabis? Socio-Ecological Implications of Legalization and Regulation in California
Christopher Dillis, Michael Polson, Hekia Bodwitch, Jennifer Carah, Mary Power, and Nathan Sayre

20 The Environmental Impact of Cannabis Liberalization: Lessons from California
Anthony Silvaggio

21 Energy Use by the Indoor Cannabis Industry: Inconvenient Truths for Producers, Consumers, and Policymakers
Evan Mills and Scott Zeramby

22 Two Rural Industries Intersecting over Time: Cannabis Production and Ecological Restoration in the Mattole Valley, California, USA
Erin Clover Kelly and Marisa Lia Formosa

23 Cannabis Seed in the Rif Region of Morocco:  The Commodification of Nature and the Construction of a Contested International Market
Kenza Afsahi

24 Flipping the Script on Cannabis Stigma: Legitimacy Strategies of Medical Cannabis Patients
 Michelle Newhart and William Dolphin

25 Pleasure and the New Normal of Recreational Cannabis in the United States
 Ingrid Walker

26 Images of Race and Gender in Cannabis Legalization Campaigns in the United States
Katie Kaufman Rogers

27 Marijuana in the media during the regulation era in Uruguay, 2013-2017
Sebastián Aguiar, Mauricio Coitiño, Florencia Lemos, and Clara Musto

28 The Intersection of Cannabis Reform and Other Progressive Movements: Opportunities for Interdisciplinary Researchers
Amanda Reiman

29 Conflict and Consensus When Worlds Collide: The Intersection of Cannabis Citizen Science and Academia
 Michelle Sexton



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Dominic Corva is Founder and Executive Director of the Center for the Study of Cannabis and Social Policy, Co-Director of the Humboldt Institute of Interdisciplinary Marijuana Research at Humboldt State University (HSU), and Cannabis Policy Specialist for the California Center for Rural Policy at HSU. He received his PhD in geography from the University of Washington, Seattle.

Joshua S. Meisel is Professor of Sociology and Co-Director of the Humboldt Institute for Interdisciplinary Marijuana Research at Humboldt State University in Arcata, California. He is also a member of the Global Cannabis Cultivation Research Consortium. His research focuses on the sources and consequences of cannabis policy. He received his PhD in sociology from the University of Colorado, Boulder.