State Medical Marijuana Laws: Understanding the Laws and Their Limitations

@article{Pacula2002StateMM,
  title={State Medical Marijuana Laws: Understanding the Laws and Their Limitations},
  author={Rosalie Liccardo Pacula and Jamie F. Chriqui and Deborah A. Reichmann and Yvonne M. Terry-McElrath},
  journal={Journal of Public Health Policy},
  year={2002},
  volume={23},
  pages={413-439}
}
Significant attention has been given to the debate regarding allowances for medical marijuana use since the 1996 California and Arizona ballot initiatives. State medical marijuana allowances, however, have existed since the mid-1970s. Much of the current debate stems from confusion about the various ways states approach the issue. In this paper, we present original legal research on current state medical marijuana laws identifying four different ways states statutorily enable the medical use of… 

Topics from this paper

A growing trend : policy diffusion of medical marijuana laws in the American states
There are currently eighteen American states plus Washington D.C. that have medical marijuana laws. These laws were designed to decriminalize and legalize the use of marijuana for approved medical
The effects of medical marijuana laws on illegal marijuana use.
  • Y. Chu
  • Psychology, Medicine
    Journal of health economics
  • 2014
TLDR
These laws that allow individuals to use marijuana for medical purposes increase marijuana arrests among adult males by about 15-20%, validated by findings from data on treatment admissions to rehabilitation facilities.
Medical Marijuana Laws and Illegal Marijuana Use
More and more states have passed laws that allow individuals to use marijuana for medical purposes.There is an ongoing, heated policy debate over whether these laws have increased marijuana use
Medical Marijuana and Marijuana Legalization.
TLDR
It is suggested that the heterogeneity in the responsiveness of different populations to particular laws is important for interpreting the mixed findings from the literature, and the limitations of the existing literature in providing clear insights into the probable effects of marijuana legalization are highlighted.
Medical marijuana in the United States: Historical perspectives, legal considerations, and professional obligations of the pharmacist
Twenty‐nine states have passed legislation regarding the use of medicinal cannabis, commonly referred to as medical marijuana. Despite the ever‐increasing number of statutes approved by state
DECRIMINALIZING MARIJUANA: UNDERSTANDING MARIJUANA DEBATE THROUGH HISTORY AND POLICY
The globalization of the world by easy transportation and communication enabled the distribution of drugs to anywhere in the world. Among many drugs, marijuana has an exceptional place with being the
What Effect Do Medical Marijuana Laws Have on Illicit Drug Activity
TLDR
Variation in the passage of medical marijuana laws is used to determine if their passage is correlated with increases in drug activity, as measured by arrests and self-reported usage, while controlling for fixed and linea r eff cts as well as state demographic characteristics that vary from year to year.
Marijuana Liberalization, Research, and Policy: Contributions to Current Knowledge and Practice
  • Eric L. Sevigny
  • Political Science, Medicine
    The Journal of Primary Prevention
  • 2017
TLDR
These 10 states are the most recent to liberalize their marijuana laws—but certainly not the last—in amovement that stretches back more than two decades to California’s 1996 ballot referendum legalizing medical marijuana.
Political and Medical Views on Medical Marijuana and its Future
  • M. Rubens
  • Political Science, Medicine
    Social work in public health
  • 2014
TLDR
The political dilemma and contradictory views shared by federal and state governments are traced and the future of medical marijuana is predicted by tracing the past history of medicalarijuana with its bumpy pathway in the social-political arena.
Understanding Patterns in Medical Marijuana Laws: A Latent Class and Transition Analysis
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
...
1
2
3
4
5
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 24 REFERENCES
Marijuana and Medicine: Assessing the Science Base
TLDR
Marijuana and Medicine addresses the science base and the therapeutic effects of marijuana use for medical conditions such as glaucoma and multiple sclerosis and evaluates how well marijuana meets accepted standards for medicine and considers the conclusions of other blue-ribbon panels.
Drugs and Drug Policy in America: A Documentary History
Introduction Timeline of Key Events in American Drug Policy American Drug Policy in the 19th Century The Early Expansion of Federal Drug Control The Harrison Act Supreme Court Decisions on the
The Effect of Public Policies and Prices on Youth Smoking
This article empirically tests the effects of various tobacco control measures on youth cigarette demand using a 1996 nationally representative survey among U.S. high school students. Our measures of
Between Politics and Reason: The Drug Legalization Debate
Introduction - Drug Use in America: An Overview - Drug Abuse: Definitions, Indicators, and Causes - Prohibition: The Punitive Model - Legalization and Decriminalization: An Overview - Business as
The Impact of Prices and Control Policies on Cigarette Smoking among College Students
TLDR
Higher cigarette prices are associated with lower smoking participation and lower levels of use among college student smokers and local and state level clean indoor air restrictions have a cumulative impact on the level of smoking by current smokers.
Do Restrictions on Smoking at Home, at School and in Public Places Influence Teenage Smoking?
TLDR
More restrictive arrangements on smoking at home were associated with a greater likelihood of being in an earlier stage of smoking uptake and monthly cigarette consumption among current smokers.
State variation in retail promotions and advertising for Marlboro cigarettes
TLDR
Results suggest some point-of-purchase tobacco promotions and advertising are more pervasive in states with comprehensive tobacco control programmes.
Youth Smoking Uptake Progress: Price and Public Policy Effects
TLDR
The generalized ordered logit indicate that higher cigarette prices are negatively related to being further on the smoking uptake continuum and that their impact is increasing with the probability of becoming an established smoker increases.
The effect of cigarette prices on youth smoking.
TLDR
The results confirm that higher cigarette prices, irrespective of the way they are measured, reduce probability of youth cigarette smoking.
Differential effects of cigarette price on youth smoking intensity.
  • Lan Liang, F. Chaloupka
  • Medicine
    Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
  • 2002
TLDR
Dummy variables indicating medium and high prices were found to have varying effects on different levels of smoking intensity, even though higher prices were associated with lower smoking in all cases.
...
1
2
3
...