Legalizing Marijuana and Abating Environmental Harm: An Overblown Promise? (A Draft)

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UC Davis Law Review, Vol. 50, 2016

Publication Year:
2016
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SSRN Id:
2820853
Author(s):
Michael Vitiello
Tags:
Marijuana; Proposition to legalize marijuana in California; Environmental harm
paper description
California appears to be on the fast track towards legalizing personal use of marijuana. Proponents of legalization argue that legalization will abate the considerable environmental harm caused by illegal marijuana production. The article takes a close look at that claim and presents arguments why that claim may be overblown.