|Titre :||Economics and marijuana. Consumption, pricing and legalisation|
|Auteurs :||K. W. CLEMENTS ; X. ZHAO|
|Type de document :||Livre|
|Editeur :||Cambridge - New York : Cambridge University Press, 2014|
|Format :||422 p. / index, graph., tabl.|
|Discipline :||SAN (Santé publique / Public health)|
Thésaurus TOXIBASECANNABIS ; ECONOMIE ; MODELE STATISTIQUE ; MARCHE DE LA DROGUE ; PRIX ; ELASTICITE ; TAXE ; LEGALISATION ; DEPENALISATION ; PRODUIT ILLICITE ; ALCOOL ; CONSOMMATION
Do marijuana users cut back on consumption when the price rises? To what degree is marijuana consumption related to drinking and tobacco usage? What would happen if marijuana were legalised and taxed in the same way as alcohol and tobacco? Is marijuana priced in a similar way to other goods?
"Economics and Marijuana" deals with these and other questions by drawing on a rich set of data concerning the consumption and pricing of marijuana in Australia, a country where the drug has been decriminalised in some, but not all, states. The book applies the economic approach to drugs to analyse consumption, pricing and the economics of legalising the use of marijuana. The result is a fascinating analysis of this widely used, but little understood illicit drug that provides much needed information and policy advice for a wide range of readers, including economists, policy makers and health professionals.
- One of the first scholarly books to apply the economic approach to drugs to analyse consumption, pricing and the economics of legalising the use of marijuana
- Explores the relationship between marijuana and other legal 'drugs' such as alcohol and tobacco
- Draws on a uniquely rich set of data on the consumption and production of marijuana in Australia.
|Domaine :||Drogues illicites / Illicit drugs|
|Affiliation :||University of Western Australia, Perth ; Department of Economics and Business Statistics, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia|