Jay Wexler Presents "Weed Rules"

Author JAY WEXLER comes to Mrs. Dalloway's Bookstore to read from, discuss, and sign his new book Weed Rules : Blazing the Way To a Just and Joyful Marijuana Policy. With full legalization seeming inevitable, it's time to shift the conversation—from whether recreational cannabis should be legalized to how.

To attend this free event, you must sign up on Eventbrite or contact us at the store prior to the presentation. Walk-ins cannot be accommodated.

Weed Rules argues that it's time for states to abandon their "grudging tolerance" approach to legal weed and to embrace "careful exuberance." In this thorough and witty book, law professor Jay Wexler invites policy makers to responsibly embrace the enormous benefits of cannabis, including the joy and euphoria it brings to those who use it.

The "grudging tolerance" approach has led to restrictions that are too strict in some cases—limiting how and where cannabis can be used, cultivated, marketed, and sold—and far too loose in others, allowing employers and police to discriminate against users. This book shows how focusing on joy and community can lead us to an equitable marijuana policy in which minority communities, most harmed by the war on drugs, play a leading role in the industry. Centering pleasure and fun as legitimate policy goals, Weed Rules puts forth specific policies to advocate for a more just, sensible, and joyous post-legalization society.

"Weed Rules is a highly entertaining and user-friendly guide to the complex world of cannabis policy. Jay Wexler combines compelling stories with data and legal analysis to make a persuasive case the way only a marijuana-law professor could. This book will change the cannabis debate." -- Shaleen Title, former Commissioner, Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission, and founder, Parabola Center for Law and Policy

"Weed Rules is an engaging, thoughtful, and accessible guide for anyone interested in reshaping marijuana policy." -- Robert A. Mikos, author of Marijuana Law, Policy, and Authority


JAY WEXLER is Professor of Law at Boston University, a former law clerk to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the United States Supreme Court, and author of six previous books, including Our Non-Christian Nation, The Odd Clauses, and the novel Tuttle in the Balance.

THIS EVENT is free but pre-registration is required. Registration ends at 4:30 pm on May 4th.

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DUE TO SPACE limitations, we may not be able to accommodate every person at an event, so early registration is encouraged.

WALK-INS will be accommodated only if space permits

WE ASK that attendees arrive between 6:45 and 7:00 PM for the event.

Thursday, May 4, 2023 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Event address: 
Mrs. Dalloway's Bookstore
2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705
Weed Rules: Blazing the Way to a Just and Joyful Marijuana Policy By Jay Wexler Cover Image
ISBN: 9780520343924
Availability: Most titles are on our shelves or available within 1-5 days.
Published: University of California Press - April 18th, 2023