Report

Marijuana Arrest Crusade, Racial Bias and Police Policy in New York City: 1997 – 2007

April 1, 2008
Harry G. Levine and Deborah Peterson Small
New York Civil Liberties Union

Marijuana in New York: Arrests, Usage, and Related Data

November 5, 2009
Jon Gettman
The Bulletin of Cannabis Reform

Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research: Report to the California Legislature (2010)

February 11, 2010
Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research, University of California

This report was submitted in response to the California legislature passing and Governor Gray Davis signing SB847, which commissioned the University of California to establish a scientific research program to expand the public scientific knowledge on purported therapeutic usages of marijuana.

The Price and Purity of Illicit Drugs: 1981 - 2007

October 1, 2008
Institute for Defense Analyses
Commissioned by the Office of National Drug Control Policy

Government data indicates that the retail price of marijuana has remained steady over a five year period from 2003 to 2007.

Altered State? Assessing How Marijuana Legalization in California Could Influence Marijuana Consumption and Public Budgets

Beau Kilmer, Jonathan P. Caulkins, Rosalie Liccardo Pacula, Robert J. MacCoun, Peter H. Reuter

To learn more about the possible outcomes of marijuana legalization in California, RAND researchers constructed a model based on a series of estimates of current consumption, current and future prices, how responsive use is to price changes, taxes levied and possibly evaded, and the aggregation of nonprice effects (such as a change in stigma).

Marijuana Arrests in the United States (2007)

November 5, 2009
Jon Gettman

This report provides an overview to a vast amount of data reported in the Marijuana Policy Almanac

The Marijuana Policy Almanac

This almanac provides the largest collection of detailed data about marijuana arrests in the United States ever released to the public. It contains detailed data at the national, state, county, and local agency level about marijuana arrests and related topics, such as marijuana use, criminal justice costs, and clearance rates for serious crimes. The Marijuana Policy Almanac also contains individual summary reports for each state, and rankings of states by penalties for marijuana possession, marijuana arrest rates, and the number of marijuana users.

Efficacy and Impact: The Criminal Justice Response to Marijuana Policy in the United States

August 25, 2005
Jason Ziedenberg and Jason Colburn
Justice Policy Institute

Law enforcement has been at the center of federal spending on criminal justice responses to drug use for decades. Leading national indicators of drug use and drug violations will show that 1) there is no clear relationship between drug arrests and drug use, and that 2) the impact of increased arrests, convictions and incarcerations of people for marijuana offenses has significant and measurable “collateral consequences” on communities and individuals.

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