Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Editor: Douglas A. Berman
Moritz College of Law

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

"Emerging Public Health Law and Policy Issues Concerning State Medical Cannabis Programs"

The title of this post is the title of this notable new short paper now available via SSRN authored by William Christopher Tilburg, James Hodge and Camille Gourdet. Here is its abstract:

Thirty-four states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico have legalized medical cannabis.  While no two state medical cannabis programs are alike, public health concerns related to advertising, packaging and labeling, pesticide use, scientific research, and the role of medical cannabis in the opioid crisis are emerging across the country.  This article examines these issues, the policy approaches states are adopting to protect patients and the public, and an assessment of the underlying federal legal landscape.

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