Assessing the effects of medical marijuana laws on marijuana use: the devil is in the details.

@article{Pacula2015AssessingTE,
  title={Assessing the effects of medical marijuana laws on marijuana use: the devil is in the details.},
  author={Rosalie Liccardo Pacula and David Newell Powell and Paul S Heaton and Eric L. Sevigny},
  journal={Journal of policy analysis and management : [the journal of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management]},
  year={2015},
  volume={34 1},
  pages={7-31}
}
This paper sheds light on previous inconsistencies identified in the literature regarding the relationship between medical marijuana laws (MMLs) and recreational marijuana use by closely examining the importance of policy dimensions (registration requirements, home cultivation, dispensaries) and the timing of when particular policy dimensions are enacted. Using data from our own legal analysis of state MMLs, we evaluate which features are associated with adult and youth recreational and heavy… CONTINUE READING
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