LAW 439

Cannabis Law and Regulation

This course uses the cannabis legalization movement as a lens through which to examine the complex and evolving relationship between the government of the United States and its various states, to understand the relationship between the executive, legislative and judicial branches of the federal government, to evaluate how social movements impact broad public perception, how public perception impacts public policy, and how public policy impacts the legislative process and presidential politics, and to study how private institutions and self-regulated organizations evaluate risk and implement policy in a rapidly changing political and social environment including where they are faced with low probability / bad event outcomes.

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