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NCJ Number: 40225 Find in a Library
Title: MARIJUANA - A STUDY OF STATE POLICIES AND PENALTIES, V 1 - EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Corporate Author: National Governors' Assoc
United States of America

Peat, Marwick, Mitchell and Co
United States of America
Project Director: R T OLSEN
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 19
Sponsoring Agency: National Governors' Assoc
Washington, DC 20001
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Peat, Marwick, Mitchell and Co
Washington, DC 20036
US Dept of Justice

US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 76-NI-99-0075
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: SUMMARY OFFERS INSIGHT INTO THE MARIJUANA ISSUE AND SOME OF THE FACTORS THAT HAVE SHAPED THE POLICY OF THE STATES.
Abstract: PARTICULAR ATTENTION IS PAID TO THE EIGHT STATES THAT HAVE DECRIMINALIZED MARIJUANA POSSESSION. ALTHOUGH SOME DATA IS IN ON MARIJUANA USAGE IN THOSE STATES, LONGER-TERM STATISTICAL INFORMATION IS NECESSARY BEFORE THE EFFECT OF THE NEW LAWS ON THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND HEALTH CARE SYSTEM CAN BE FULLY GAUGED. A PORTION OF THE SUMMARY IS DEVOTED TO ANALYSIS OF THE ISSUE, THE USAGE DIMENSION, THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE DIMENSION, AND THE MEDICAL HEALTH DIMENSION. TWO OTHER VOLUMES OF DATA ON THIS NATIONAL GOVERNORS' CONFERENCE REPORT ARE THE SUBJECT OF NCJ-40226 AND NCJ-40227....BS
Index Term(s): Decriminalization; Drug abuse; Drug law offenses; Drug laws; Marijuana
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