Assessing the public health impacts of legalizing recreational cannabis use in the USA

@article{Hall2015AssessingTP,
  title={Assessing the public health impacts of legalizing recreational cannabis use in the USA},
  author={Wayne D. Hall and Megan Weier},
  journal={Clinical Pharmacology \& Therapeutics},
  year={2015},
  volume={97}
}
  • W. Hall, M. Weier
  • Published 1 June 2015
  • Medicine
  • Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics
A major challenge in assessing the public health impact of legalizing cannabis use in Colorado and Washington State is the absence of any experience with legal cannabis markets. The Netherlands created a de facto legalized cannabis market for recreational use, but policy analysts disagree about how it has affected rates of cannabis use. Some US states have created de facto legal supply of cannabis for medical use. So far this policy does not appear to have increased cannabis use or cannabis… 
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