As cannabis legalization and community support for legalization continue to grow in the United States, local and state governments face the issue of how to regulate the potential influx of cannabis-related businesses in their communities. Using John Stuart Mill’s theory of liberalism as a framework, this Note scrutinizes state and municipal cannabis zoning schemes to determine how they fit into Mill’s concept of democracy. This Note aims to incorporate Mill’s philosophy of liberalism with modern zoning practices in order to create a land use system that reflects the American public’s overwhelming support for heightened cannabis access.
Cannabis, Zoning, Mill, Liberalism
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