Priscillia E Hunt

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When voters in two US states approved the recreational use of marijuana in 2012, public debates for how best to promote and protect public health and safety started drawing implications from states' medical marijuana laws. However, many of the discussions were simplified to the notion that states either have a medical marijuana law or do not; little(More)
Policies related to alcohol pricing, promotion and discounts provide opportunities to address harms associated with alcohol misuse. However, there are important gaps in information and knowledge about the regulations in place across parts of Europe and their impacts on consumer prices and locations of purchase. Using market data, we explored the overall(More)
<lb>73<lb>1 Cannabis markets and policies: recent developments<lb>73<lb>2 Prevalence of cannabis use in the population<lb>80<lb>3 Cannabis use and classifications or typologies of cannabis users<lb>84<lb>3.1 Literature overview<lb>84<lb>3.2 Definition of user types<lb>90<lb>3.3 Demographics<lb>92<lb>3.4 Characteristics of cannabis use<lb>95<lb>3.5(More)
Evaluations of the impact of medical and recreational marijuana laws rely on quasi- or natural experiments in which researchers exploit changes in the law and attempt to determine the impact of these changes on outcomes. This chapter reviews three key issues of causal inference in observational studies with respect to estimating of impact of medical or(More)
Justice 1 This document has been prepared for the European Commission however it reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein. Europe Direct is a service to help you find answers to your questions about the European Union. (*) Certain mobile telephone(More)
EUROPE Measuring IPR infringements in the internal market Development of a new approach to estimating the impact of infringements on sales EUROPE RAND Europe is an independent, not-for-profit research organisation whose mission is to improve policy and decision making for the public good. RAND's publications do not necessarily reflect the opinions of its(More)
This paper provides quantitative evidence on the underlying views of voters and state lawmakers about the legitimacy of medical marijuana based on voterand legislature-adopted statutes between 1990 and 2012. Using latent class analysis and transition analysis, we determine whether state laws reveal underlying beliefs about the legitimacy of medical(More)
<lb>73<lb>1 Cannabis markets and policies: recent developments<lb>73<lb>2 Prevalence of cannabis use in the population<lb>80<lb>3 Cannabis use and classifications or typologies of cannabis users<lb>84<lb>3.1 Literature overview<lb>84<lb>3.2 Definition of user types<lb>90<lb>3.3 Demographics<lb>92<lb>3.4 Characteristics of cannabis use<lb>95<lb>3.5(More)
BACKGROUND Few studies have designed and tested the use of continuous quality improvement approaches in community based substance use treatment settings. Little is known about the feasibility, costs, efficacy, and sustainment of such approaches in these settings. METHODS/DESIGN A group-randomized trial using a modified stepped wedge design is being used.(More)