Public Policy Issues Associated with Marijuana Legalization

Researchers

  1. Stanton Glantz, PhD
Research Fields: 
Marijuana
Policy and Politics

Recreational marijuana use has been legalized in 8 states (as of 2017) and medical marijuana is widely legal. The political forces pushing for these changes have come from marijuana enthusiasts and businesses with very little involvement of organizations that prioritize public health. This research is examining this process as well as opportunities to inject a public health perspective into these policy debates.