1st Edition

The Routledge Handbook of Post-Prohibition Cannabis Research

Edited By Dominic Corva, Joshua Meisel Copyright 2022
    400 Pages 19 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    400 Pages 19 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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.

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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




    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.