The Legal Issues Surrounding Marijuana


Sade W. Sato (Editor)

Series: Government Procedures and Operations
BISAC: LAW039000

The legal status of marijuana has been a topic of recurring interest in recent years. Marijuana was initially placed and today remains as a Schedule I controlled substance under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). As a result, a person who grows, possesses, uses, sells, transports, or distributes marijuana, even if it is done in a way that is consistent with State law or authorized by a State license, is nonetheless in violation of the CSA and remains subject to Federal prosecution. This book outlines the laws that apply to controlled substances like marijuana, then analyzes several approaches that can be taken to change those laws.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. The Evolution of Marijuana as a Controlled Substance and the Federal-State Policy Gap
Lisa N. Sacco, Renée Johnson, Agata Bodie, Joanna R. Lampe, David H. Carpenter, Isaac A. Nicchitta, Anthony A. Cilluffo, Liana W. Rosen, Kristin Finklea, Jon O. Shimabukuro and Alexandra Hegji

Chapter 2. Marijuana Laws in America: Racial Justice and the Need for Reform
Committee on the Judiciary

Chapter 3. Funding Limits on Federal Prosecutions of State-Legal Medical Marijuana
Joanna R. Lampe

Chapter 4. Does the President Have the Power to Legalize Marijuana?
Joanna R. Lamp


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