Cannabis: War on Drugs & Industry Inequities
Public Attitudes toward Marijuana Legalization
- Americans overwhelmingly say marijuana should be legal for recreational or medical useApril 2021 Pew Research survey showing overwhelming support for the legalization of marijuana.
- The new Jim Crow: Mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness (ebook) byISBN: 9781595588197Publication Date: 2012Alexander argues that the War on Drugs and policies that deny convicted felons equal access to employment, housing, education, and public benefits create a permanent under caste based largely on race.
- Why our drug laws have failed and what we can do about It (ebook) byISBN: 9781439908006Publication Date: 2011 (2nd edition)Gray, a California Superior Court judge, examines drug law and policy, and discusses the wide ranging harms that have stemmed from the War on Drugs, including the substantial increase of non-violent offender incarceration.
- Lies, damned lies, and drug war statistics: A critical analysis of claims made by the Office of National Drug Control Policy byISBN: 1438448376Publication Date: 2014 (2nd edition)Robinson, a professor in criminal justice and Scherlen, professor in political science, critically analyze claims made by the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), the White House agency of accountability in the nation’s drug war.
- “Hash”ing Out Inequality in the Legal Recreational Cannabis Industryby Maya Rahwanji, published in Northwestern Journal of International Law & Business. Spring 2019, 39(3).
- Impossible criminals: The suburban imperatives of America's War on DrugsBy Matthew D. Lassiter, published in Journal of American History, Volume 102, Issue 1, 1 June 2015, Pages 126–140.
- Pot as pretext: Marijuana, race, and the new disorder in New York City Street policingBy Amanda Geller and Jeffrey Fagan, published in Journal of Empirical Legal Studies
Volume 7, Issue 4, p, 591–633
- Prison For You. Profit For Me. Systemic Racism Effectively Bars Blacks From Participation in Newly-Legal Marijuana IndustryBy Elizabeth Danquah-Brobby, published in
the University of Baltimore Law Review, 46(3), 2017.
- Racial/ethnic disparities in arrests for drug possession after California Proposition 47, 2011–2016By Alyssa C. Mooney, et al, published in the American Journal of Public Health, 2018.