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A cost-benefit analysis of a licensed, taxed and regulated cannabis market shows a net benefit

Pudney, Steve (2013) A cost-benefit analysis of a licensed, taxed and regulated cannabis market shows a net benefit. British Politics and Policy at LSE (12 Nov 2013). Website.

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Abstract

Debate surrounding drugs policy has often been emotive and lacking a solid evidence-base. Over 2,000 people a year in the UK are imprisoned for cannabis offences, despite the lack of any clear empirical evidence of an effect of enforcement activity on cannabis use. Drawing from a recent report he co-authored, Steve Pudney considers the costs and benefits of a system of licensed, regulated and taxed cannabis supply. He sees nothing in the findings to frighten any government or make legalisation unthinkable.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy
Additional Information: © 2013 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Date Deposited: 10 May 2017 14:00
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2020 23:12
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/76411

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