Legal Perspectives on Marijuana Law Reform

History: 

Legal advocates on marijuana law reform:

Discussion on the idea of pre-emption of States’ legalization by Federal prohibition: 

  • The University of San Francisco Law School report,”Cruel and Unusual: U.S. Sentencing Practices in a Global Context” (2012) compares US sentencing and carceral policies with those of each of the 192 member states of the United Nations.  The Report is online: http://www.usfca.edu/law/clgj/criminalsentencing_pr/
  • Erwin Chemerinsky, “The Assumptions of Federalism” (backgrounder): here
  • Federation of American Scientists: “Medical Marijuana: The Supremacy Clause, Federalism, and the Interplay Between State and Federal Laws” (2012): www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R42398.pdf
  • Annals of Pharmacotherapy: “The Legal Status of Medical Marijuana”: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/549358_2