State Medical Marijuana Laws: Understanding the Laws and Their Limitations

  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},
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… 

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