Legalization/Policy

Medical Marijuana Laws in 50 States: Investigating the Relationship Between State Legalization of Medical Marijuana and Marijuana Use, Abuse and Dependence

Date: January 2012
Type of resource: Journal Article

Using the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, this research article concludes that states that legalized medical marijuana had higher rates of marijuana use.

Monitoring Health Concerns Related to Marijuana in Colorado: 2014

Date: January 2015
Type of resource: Report

This report presents initial efforts in monitoring use and health impacts, and reviews current scientific information to guide the development of policies and consumer education.

Considering Marijuana Legalization Insights for Vermont and Other Jurisdictions

Date: 2015
Type of resource: Report

This report was created by the RAND Corportation to provide information about alternatives to traditional marijuana prohibition that states could consider.

The Impact of Marijuana Policies on Youth: Clinical, Research, and Legal Update

Date: January 2015
Type of resource: Report

This policy statement provides the position of the American Academy of Pediatrics on the issue of marijuana legalization.

The Legalization of Marijuana in Colorado: The Impact

Date: August 2014
Type of resource: Report

The Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area has compiled data from several public sectors to create this report that discusses the impact of legalization of marjuana for medical and recreational use in Colorado.

Legalization: How Changes in Law May Affect Marijuana Use Among Our Youth

Date: November 2014
Type of resource: Report

Created by the Environmental Resource Council, this report discusses the history of marijuana laws and offers considerations for changes in laws.

Waiting for the Opportune Moment: The Tobacco Industry and Marijuana Legalization

Date: 2014
Type of resource: Journal Article

Using documents from the Legacy Tobacco Documents Library, the authors conclude that policymakers and public health advocates need to be aware of the emerging marijuana market and be prepared to use similar tactics in the regulation of marijuana that they used in regulating tobacco.