PROFILE

Margiana Petersen-Rockney
Postdoctoral Researcher
UC Berkeley Department of Environmental Science, Policy, & Management
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Margiana studies the social and ecological dimensions of rural livelihoods, public institutions, and inequity as a graduate student at UC Berkeley.

Publications

2023

Getz, C., Petersen-Rockney, M., Polson, M.

After investigating the causes and effects of local cannabis cultivation bans, we recommend policy change.

2023

Polson, M., Bodwitch, H., Corva, D., Getz, C., Laudati, A., Petersen-Rockney, M., Runsten, D., Taylor, K.

Left unaddressed, smaller businesses and farms will likely collapse. Of all actors in the cannabis market, the impacts of this current moment rest most heavily upon smaller producers.

2022

Polson, M., Butsic, V., Dillis, C., de Genova, H., Grantham, T., Herrera, L.R., Hossack, J., Laudati, A., Martin, J.V., Parker-Shames, P., Petersen-Rockney, M., Sorgen, J., Starrs, G.

This report presents multiple pathways for consideration by state and local governments in their efforts to improve cannabis cultivation policy.

2019

Polson, M., Petersen-Rockney, M.

California Agriculture

Siskiyou County, and many other counties in California, chose not to recognize cannabis cultivation as agriculture. This ethnographic study reveals the effects on parity in farmer rights and access to resources.