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Local Regulation of Marijuana Businesses

This course examines the role of local regulation in states that have legalized marijuana. Learn about marijuana components and products, federal and state laws, zoning, and social equity issues.

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Course Info

  • Duration 9 video lessons (56 Mins)
  • Published Published
    2019
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    1.
    Introduction
    Chapter Duration 1 min
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    2.
    Marijuana Components and Products
    Chapter Duration 5 mins
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    3.
    Federal and State Laws
    Chapter Duration 6 mins
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    Federal and State Laws, Part 2
    Chapter Duration 12 mins
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    Regulation of Location and Operations
    Chapter Duration 5 mins
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    Zoning, Buffering, and Spacing of Marijuana Businesses
    Chapter Duration 10 mins
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    Local Government Costs
    Chapter Duration 7 mins
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    Social Equity Issues
    Chapter Duration 5 mins
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    Wrap-Up
    Chapter Duration 1 min

Course Description

In 1996, California became the first state to legalize marijuana for medical use. By 2019, 10 states plus the District of Columbia had made it lawful for adults to buy and use marijuana for recreational use, and 23 more had legalized medical use. As states continue to legalize marijuana, particularly for adult recreational use, local governments increasingly face decisions about how to treat marijuana businesses. This course examines the role of local regulation in states that have legalized marijuana.

Learn these skills

  • Land Use
  • Law and Policy
  • Regulations
  • Zoning Codes

AICP CM

This course is approved for 1 AICP CM credit, including 1 Law credit.

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Alan Weinstein

Alan Weinstein

Alan Weinstein holds a joint faculty appointment at Cleveland State University’s Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs.

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