American exceptionalism and the failure to learn from mistakes of the past

American exceptionalism and the failure to learn from mistakes of the past Commercial cannabis legalization need not be the end result. Ignoring lessons from tobacco policy, the United States is likely to repeat these errors with cannabis policy. Policymakers should look elsewhere to see how lessons from tobacco control can be applied to cannabis policy.Hall & Kozlowski touch upon important policy orientations and goals relevant to US cannabis and tobacco policies, including that diverging regulatory goals for these substances are often ignored by policymakers and the electorate. As more jurisdictions relax cannabis laws, it is important to keep in mind the lessons learned from tobacco and alcohol regulation.The debate concerning cannabis policy in the United States is cast as a false dichotomy, often resulting in two suboptimal choices. Both proponents and opponents to cannabis legalization recognize that the status quo of criminal prohibition is untenable, yet fail to articulate a set of policies that promote temperate cannabis use. Therefore, voters are forced to dispense with prohibition by adopting commercial legalization. However, repeal of cannabis prohibition does not have to result in commercial legalization on the lines of the alcohol trade in many US states .For example, Uruguay is, instead, undertaking a policy oriented towards public health . Learning from tobacco control, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Addiction Wiley

American exceptionalism and the failure to learn from mistakes of the past

Addiction , Volume 113 (4) – Jan 1, 2018
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© 2018 Society for the Study of Addiction
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0965-2140
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1360-0443
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10.1111/add.13917
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Abstract

Commercial cannabis legalization need not be the end result. Ignoring lessons from tobacco policy, the United States is likely to repeat these errors with cannabis policy. Policymakers should look elsewhere to see how lessons from tobacco control can be applied to cannabis policy.Hall & Kozlowski touch upon important policy orientations and goals relevant to US cannabis and tobacco policies, including that diverging regulatory goals for these substances are often ignored by policymakers and the electorate. As more jurisdictions relax cannabis laws, it is important to keep in mind the lessons learned from tobacco and alcohol regulation.The debate concerning cannabis policy in the United States is cast as a false dichotomy, often resulting in two suboptimal choices. Both proponents and opponents to cannabis legalization recognize that the status quo of criminal prohibition is untenable, yet fail to articulate a set of policies that promote temperate cannabis use. Therefore, voters are forced to dispense with prohibition by adopting commercial legalization. However, repeal of cannabis prohibition does not have to result in commercial legalization on the lines of the alcohol trade in many US states .For example, Uruguay is, instead, undertaking a policy oriented towards public health . Learning from tobacco control,

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