When: Wed., April 27, 5:30-7 p.m. 2022
Michael Polson is an Associate Project Scientist at UC Berkeley, with dual appointments in the Departments of Geography and Environmental Science, Policy & Management. His work explores the effects of cannabis legalization on unregulated cannabis markets in California, and analyzes the causes and effects of cannabis cultivation bans. These projects are the latest in over a decade of research on the political economy of cannabis during a period of massive policy upheaval. In this webinar, he will reflect on the commoning practices that farmers innovated under prohibition and what lessons they may have in considering an emancipatory legalization.