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Global Perspectives on Australia’s Cannabis Future series: In Conversation with Professor Jonathan Caulkins


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Catch up on the fifth and final webinar in our Global Perspectives on Australia’s Cannabis Future series: In conversation with Professor Jonathan Caulkins, recorded live on 13 June 2024.

In this much anticipated webinar, we welcome Professor Caulkins to join us in conversation to explore the criminal justice aspects of regulated cannabis markets.

We will also review the other major policy issues that have been covered throughout this series, how regulatory frameworks in other jurisdictions have managed these issues, and what Australian policymakers should consider when designing a legal cannabis framework. 

This final and essential session will cover the following topics: 

  • The criminal justice impacts of regulating access to cannabis,
  • Public health and community safety considerations,
  • Choices about market structures and socioeconomic outcomes.


This session is facilitated by Penington Institute’s Policy Officer, Rhys Cohen

About our speaker

Professor Jonathan Caulkins



Professor Jonathan Caulkins is the H. Guyford Stever University Professor of Operations Research and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College and a member of the National Academy of Engineering. 

Professor Caulkins specialises in systems analysis of the supply chains supporting illegal markets and criminal organisations, particularly problems pertaining to drugs, crime, terror, and prevention. 

In recent years, Professor Caulkins has written on issues surrounding opioid markets and regulation, cannabis legalisation and COVID-19. Professor Caulkins co-authored Marijuana Legalisation: What Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford University Press).

The views Professor Caulkins will offer are his own, and do not represent those of Carnegie Mellon or any other institution with which he is affiliated.

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Date: Wed. 29 May 2024
Time: 01:00 pm