Publications

Making marijuana an environmental issue: Prohibition, Pollution and Policy Polson, M. (2019) environment and Planning E: Nature and Space. Advance online publication. Link

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. PDF

Cannabis (Cannabis sativa or C. indica) agriculture and the environment: a systematic, spatially-explicit survey and potential impacts. Butsic, V. & Brenner, J.C. (2016). Environ. Res. Lett. IOP Publishing. PDF

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. PDF

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. PDF

Water storage and irrigation practices associated with cannabis production drive seasonal patterns of water extraction and use in Northern California watersheds. Dillis, C., McIntee, C., Grantham, T., Butsic, V., Le, L., & Grady, K. (2019). BioRxiv, 618934. Page link. Full PDF

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

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. PDF

Cannabis (Cannabis sativa or C. indica) agriculture and the environment: a systematic, spatially-explicit survey and potential impacts. Butsic, V. & Brenner, J.C. (2016). Environ. Res. Lett. IOP Publishing. PDF

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. PDF

Air Quality and Cannabis Grows in California (Not Yet Under Review) Butsic, V., Claussmann, M., Jones, L. Geo-stuff provided by Texas A&M University GeoServices.

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. PDF

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. PDF

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. PDF

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. PDF

Water storage and irrigation practices associated with cannabis production drive seasonal patterns of water extraction and use in Northern California watersheds. Dillis, C., McIntee, C., Grantham, T., Butsic, V., Le, L., & Grady, K. (2019). BioRxiv, 618934. Page link. Full PDF

Making marijuana an environmental issue: Prohibition, Pollution and Policy Polson, M. (2019) environment and Planning E: Nature and Space. Advance online publication. Link

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

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. PDF

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. PDF

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. PDF

Cannabis (Cannabis sativa or C. indica) agriculture and the environment: a systematic, spatially-explicit survey and potential impacts. Butsic, V. & Brenner, J.C. (2016). Environ. Res. Lett. IOP Publishing. PDF

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. PDF

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. PDF

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. PDF

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. PDF

Air Quality and Cannabis Grows in California (Not Yet Under Review) Butsic, V., Claussmann, M., Jones, L. Geo-stuff provided by Texas A&M University GeoServices.

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