Nov 04, 2012
Humboldt State University lecturer Jason Plume of the Department of Politics will discuss medical marijuana reform on Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 5:30 p.m. in the university’s Native American Forum adjoining the Behavioral and Social Sciences Building.
As an increasing number of states adopt medical marijuana statutes, Plume will examine what regulatory guidelines and agencies they might employ to harness the presumed economic windfall from codification. Have federal, state or local governing institutions updated their resources in readiness either for legalization or for more medical allowance? Will reform trigger a backlash from illegal growers? What might the impact be on so-called “marijuana communities?”
Plume will also address the various strategies marijuana advocates have employed via ballot initiatives or through legislative and judicial channels to counter the federal status quo.
The talk, titled “Of Green Institutions and Incremental Politics: Marijuana Regulatory Reform,” is one of a series hosted by the university’s new Humboldt Institute for Interdisciplinary Marijuana Research.