Publications

Growers say cannabis legalization excludes small growers, supports illicit markets, undermines local economies. Bodwitch, H., Carah, J., Daane, K. M., Getz C., Grantham, T. E., Hickey, G. M., & Wilson, H. (2019). California Agriculture. 73(3), 177-184 PDF

 

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

 

 

 Perceptions of cannabis among Humboldt County timberland and ranchland owners. Valachovic, Y., Quinn-Davidson, L., Stackhouse, J. & Butsic, V. (2019). . Calif. Agric., 73, 161–168.

 

 

Characteristics of farms applying for cannabis cultivation permits. Schwab, B., Wartenberg, A. & Butsic, V. (2019).  Calif. Agric., 73, 128–135.

 

 

 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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

Coexisting with cannabis: Wildlife response to marijuana cultivation in the Klamath-Siskiyou Ecoregion. P. Parker-Shames, W. Xu, L. Rich, and J. Brashares. (2020). California Fish and Wildlife Journal 106(2) Special Cannabis IssuePDF 

 

Water storage and irrigation practices associated for cannabis drive seasonal patterns of water extraction and use in Northern California. Dillis, C., McIntee, C., Butsic, V., Le, L. Grady, K., & Grantham, T. (2020). Journal of Environmental Management. 272: 110955Page link.

 

Watering the Emerald Triangle: Irrigation sources used by cannabis cultivators in Northern CaliforniaDillis, C., Grantham, T., McIntee, C., McFadin, B. & Grady, K.(2019). California Agriculture. 73(3):146-153. Page link

 

First known survey of cannabis production practices. Wilson, H., Bodwitch, H., Carah, J., Daane, K., Getz C., Grantham, T. E., & Butsic, V. (2019). California Agriculture. 73(3), 119-127 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

Buttressed and breached: The exurban fortress, cannabis activism, and the drug war’s shifting political geography. Polson, M. (2020.) In EPD: Society and Space.  0(0) 1-20 journals.sagepub.com/home/epd 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

 

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 Rentier Nexus. Polson, M. (2013.) Illegal Anthropology. Special Issue of PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review. 36(2). pp.215-230. PDF

Coexisting with cannabis: Wildlife response to marijuana cultivation in the Klamath-Siskiyou Ecoregion. P. Parker-Shames, W. Xu, L. Rich, and J. Brashares. (2020). California Fish and Wildlife Journal 106(2) Special Cannabis IssuePDF 

 

Water storage and irrigation practices associated for cannabis drive seasonal patterns of water extraction and use in Northern California. Dillis, C., McIntee, C., Butsic, V., Le, L. Grady, K., & Grantham, T. (2020). Journal of Environmental Management. 272: 110955. Page link

 

Buttressed and breached: The exurban fortress, cannabis activism, and the drug war’s shifting political geography. Polson, M. (2020.) In EPD: Society and Space.  0(0) 1-20 journals.sagepub.com/home/epd PDF

 

Growers say cannabis legalization excludes small growers, supports illicit markets, undermines local economies. Bodwitch, H., Carah, J., Daane, K. M., Getz C., Grantham, T. E., Hickey, G. M., & Wilson, H. (2019). California Agriculture. 73(3), 177-184.  PDF

  

Watering the Emerald Triangle: Irrigation sources used by cannabis cultivators in Northern California. Dillis, C., Grantham, T., McIntee, C., McFadin, B. & Grady, K.(2019). California Agriculture. 73(3):146-153. Page link

 

First known survey of cannabis production practices. Wilson, H., Bodwitch, H., Carah, J., Daane, K., Getz C., Grantham, T. E., & Butsic, V. (2019). California Agriculture. 73(3), 119-127.  PDF

 

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

 

Perceptions of cannabis among Humboldt County timberland and ranchland owners. Valachovic, Y., Quinn-Davidson, L., Stackhouse, J. & Butsic, V. (2019). . Calif. Agric., 73, 161–168.

 

Characteristics of farms applying for cannabis cultivation permits. Schwab, B., Wartenberg, A. & Butsic, V. (2019).  Calif. Agric., 73, 128–135.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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