Cannabis Legalisation in Australia

Cannabis Legalisation in Australia

With considered reference to scholarly literature on the subject, assess the
advantages and disadvantages of Cannabis Legalisation in Australia.

Please use at least 5 of the sources below:

Dennis, M.L. & W White (1999) ‘The Marijuana Legalization Debate: is There a
Middle Ground’. In JA Inciardi (ed), The Drug Legalization Debate. Sage
Publications.

Ferguson, D.M.. & L.J. Horwood (2000) ‘Does Cannabis Use Encourage Other Forms of Illicit Drug Use?’, Addiction, 95(4): 505-520.

Gerber, R.J. (2004) ‘History of Demonizing Drugs’. In Legalizing Marijuana: Drug Policy Reform and Prohibition Politics, Westport, CT: Praeger, pp. 1-16.

Hall, W. (1997) ‘The Recent Australian Debate About the Prohibition on Cannabis Use’, Addiction, 92(9): 1109-1115.

Hall, W. (1998) ‘Cannabis Use and Psychosis’, Drug and Alcohol Review, 17: 433-444.

Hall, W. & R.L. Pacula (2003) ‘Policy Alternatives’. In Cannabis Use and Dependence: Public Health and Public Policy, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 183-226.

Himmelstein, J.L. (1983) ‘From Killer Weed to Drop Out Drug’, Contemporary
Crises, 7(1): 13-38.

Sarre, R. (1990) ‘A Review of the Cannabis Expiation Notice Scheme in South Australia: Research Note’, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 299-303.

MacCoun R.J. and P. Reuter Drug War ‘Heresies: Learning from Other Vices, Times, & Places’, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press.

McGeorge, J. & C.K. Aitken (1997) ‘Effects of Cannabis Decriminalization in the Australian Capital Territory on University Students’ Patterns of Use, Journal of Drug Issues, 27(4): 785-794.

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