Publications

Land and Law in Marijuana Country: Clean Capital, Dirty Money, and the Drug War’s RentierNexus. Polson, M. (2013.) Illegal Anthropology. Special Issue of PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review. 36(2). pp.215-230.

From Outlaw to Citizen: Police Power, Property, and the Territorial Politics of Medical Marijuana in California’s Exurbs. Polson, M. (2015.) Illegal Geographies. Special Issue of Territory, Politics, Governance. 3(4). pp.387-406.

High time for conservation: adding the environment to the debate on marijuana liberalization. Carah, Jennifer K., Jeanette K. Howard, Sally E. Thompson, Anne G. Short Gianotti, Scott D. Bauer, Stephanie M. Carlson, David N. Dralle, Mourad Gabriel, Lisa Hulette, Brian J. Johnson, Curtis A Knight, Sarah Kupferberg, Stefanie Martin, Rosamond Naylor, and Mary Power. (2015) BioScience 65, no. 8: 822-829.

Through the Gateway: Marijuana Production, Governance, and the Drug War Détente in Northern California. Polson, M. (2016.) PhD Dissertation, City University of New York.

Prohibition and Planning: Marijuana, Development and the Upheaval of Governance in Rural California. Polson, M. (2017.) The Illicit in the Governance and Development of Cities, Regions, and Networks: Corrupt Places. Chiodelli F, Hall T, & Hudson R, Eds. Regions and Cities Series. New York: Routledge.

Cannabis (Cannabis sativa or C. indica) agriculture and the environment: a systematic, spatially-explicit survey and potential impacts. Butsic, V. & Brenner, J.C. (2017). Environ. Res. Lett. IOP Publishing.

Inside the Emerald Triangle: Modeling the Placement and Size of Cannabis Production in Humboldt County, CA USA. Butsic, V., Schwab, B., Baumann, M. & Brenner, J.C. (2017). Ecol. Econ., 142, 70–80

Cannabis, an emerging agricultural crop, leads to deforestation and fragmentation. Wang, I.J., Brenner, J.C. & Butsic, V. (2017). Front. Ecol. Environ., 15, 495–501.

Marketing Marijuana: Prohibition, Medicalisation and the Commodity. Polson, M. (2018.) In Economy, Crime and Wrong in a Neoliberal Era.  James Carrier, Ed. European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA) Series. New York: Berghahn Books.

The emergence of cannabis agriculture frontiers as environmental threats. Butsic, V., Carah, J., Baumann, M., Stephens, C. & Brenner, J.C. (2018). Environ. Res. Lett.