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The Economics of Marijuana

  • Mark Thornton: The Economics of Marijuana

Tags Free MarketsHealthThe Police StateInterventionism

12/30/2016Mark Thornton

In this three-lecture course, Professor Mark Thornton will explain how prohibition has changed not only the market for marijuana, but also the characteristics of the drug itself. Students will learn how the "drug problem" is best addressed by market solutions.

Topics covered will include:

  • The Marijuana Business: A 5,000 Year Saga at the Heart of Western Economic Development
  • Reefer Madness: How A Cure Was Turned into a Killer
  • The Economics of Illegal Pot, Rope, and Other Illegal Drugs
  • Long Black Road, Legalization, and Who Will Get the Richest?

The live lectures were originally broadcast on 1/18, 1/25, and 2/1.

Attend this online course for free. As an enrolled student, you can watch lecture video, review and download lecture materials, take quizzes, and utilize a full list of all required readings.

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