Ohio State University

Ohio State University

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform Seminar

Course Description:

In the United States, the control and regulation of marijuana use has been a recurring legal and social problem, commanding significant political attention and public resources.  Contemporary state-level reforms of marijuana laws has raised significant new constitutional, legal, political and practical issues; policy concerns relating to states rights, local government law, race, gender, public health, crime, political economy, and bioethics also intersect with modern marijuana law and policy reform. In this seminar, we will examine the social and historical backdrop of intoxicant prohibition, and assess the legal reforms and political debates now having an impact on the control and regulation of marijuana distribution and use.