The business of cannabis is exploding as: adult recreational markets open in some of the world's largest economies in defiance of international treaties; and governments increasingly approve research to develop medicinal forms of the drug.
Cannabis Law and Regulation is a comprehensive analysis of the changing cannabis laws of more than 50 of the largest and most significant global markets, with insight from legal experts, political and government figures and public health officials.
The business of cannabis is exploding as adult recreational markets open in some of the world's largest economies in defiance of international treaties and governments increasingly approve research to develop medicinal forms of the drug. Individual legal, compliance and tax issues are covered, where relevant, as the book examines existing recreational and medicinal cannabis laws and regulations, and where and why they are changing. The shift from black market product to regulated entity has legal ramifications for several service industries, from financial services and insurance to farming, cultivation, marketing, IP, copyright and trademark law.
Cannabis Law and Regulation covers the US, Canada, Uruguay and other emerging areas where recreational use has been legalised, and the rapidly transforming European, African and Asian landscapes where a rush to become the top global medicinal cannabis hub is taking place.
Where recent court cases, rulings, directives, government initiatives, trials and, in some cases, total decriminalisation have created a patchwork of global markets for participants to navigate and serve, Cannabis Law and Regulation is an essential legal guide.
At approximately 150 pages, criminal and medical law practitioners, consultants, professors, doctors, business executives and drug regulators will find this a crucial, but quick read.
Bloomsbury Professional Insights provide guidance for legal and tax practitioners on developing, specialist areas or existing, complex areas where understanding is required after recent changes in legislation or court decisions.
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Table of Contents
Chapter1: The global framing of cannabis Chapter 2: The Americas Chapter 3: Europe Chapter 4: Africa Chapter 5: Asia Pacific Chapter 6: Emerging trends for businesses Chapter 7: Conclusion: Time for international reform?