Economics Explained

Cannabis with Dr Stephen Thornton

Episode Summary

Several jurisdictions around the world, such as the US states of California and Colorado, have legalised cannabis, also known as marijuana. In Australia, the Australian Capital Territory will become the first Australian jurisdiction to legalise recreational cannabis use on the last day of January 2020. What are the pros and cons of cannabis legalisation? To help us answer this question, we’re joined this episode by Dr Stephen Thornton of BG Economics.

Episode Notes

Several jurisdictions around the world, such as the US states of California and Colorado, have legalised cannabis, also known as marijuana. In Australia, the Australian Capital Territory will become the first Australian jurisdiction to legalise recreational cannabis use on the last day of January 2020. What are the pros and cons of cannabis legalisation? To help us answer this question, we’re joined this episode by Dr Stephen Thornton of BG Economics, a Brisbane-based economic consulting firm specialising in the economics of social issues.

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This episode was recorded on 6 January at the Adept Economics office, Spring Hill, Brisbane. Australia.