Cannabis policy models

Create a strict legal framework for controlling the production, distribution, sale and possession of cannabis. This aims to accomplish 3 goals: Subject to County or territorial restrictions, adults who are 18 years of age or older are legally able to: In short: Possession limits for cannabis products The possession limits are based on dried cannabis. […]

Medical Cannabis in Parkinson Disease: Real-Life Patients’ Experience

This originally appeared at Authors Yacov Balash  1 , Lihi Bar-Lev Schleider, Amos D Korczyn, Herzel Shabtai, Judith Knaani, Alina Rosenberg, Yehuda Baruch, Ruth Djaldetti, Nir Giladi, Tanya Gurevich Abstract Background: The use of medical cannabis (MC) is controversial. Support for its benefits is based on small clinical series. Objective: The aim of this study was to report the results of a standardized […]

The Spillover Effect of Recreational Marijuana Legalization on Crime: Evidence From Neighboring States of Colorado and Washington State

This originally appeared at Guangzhen Wu [email protected], Francis D. Boateng, and Xiaodong LangView all authors and affiliations Abstract An ongoing debate exists about the implications of recreational marijuana legalization to public safety. One important public concern is how recreational marijuana legalization may affect crime in neighboring states that have not legalized. Based […]


This was originally at Recreational marijuana laws (RMLs), which legalize the possession of small quantities of marijuana for recreational use, have been adopted by 18 states and the District of Columbia.Opponents argue that RML-induced increases in marijuana consumption will serve as a “gateway” to harder drug use and crime. Using data covering the period […]

Effects of Drug Policy Liberalization on Public Safety: A Review of the Literature

This originally appeared at Maria M. Orsini Ohio State University (OSU) – Department of Sociology December 5, 2022 Abstract After decades of criminalization, cannabis policy has liberalized rapidly throughout the U.S. in the 21st century. Following cannabis legalization in Colorado and Washington, legalization has gained momentum in many other U.S. states. While some states […]

Marijuana Legalization and Crime Clearance Rates: Testing Proponent Assertions in Colorado and Washington State

This originally appeared at David A. Makin [email protected], Dale W. Willits, […], and Nicholas P. Lovrich+8View all authors and affiliations Abstract The legalization of recreational cannabis in Washington state (I-502) and Colorado (A-64) created a natural experiment with ancillary unknowns. Of these unknowns, one of the more heavily debated is that of the […]

Impact of recreational marijuana legalization on crime: Evidence from Oregon

This originally appeared at Abstract The legalization of recreational marijuana is a pivotal policy change, and its social consequences remain largely unknown. Central to the public concern is its impact on crime, about which competing views exist and empirical studies have yielded mixed results. Based on Uniform (UCR) data from 2007 to 2017, […]

Colorado Division of Criminal Justice, 2018. Impacts of Marijuana Legalization in Colorado

This originally appeared at Impact on Youth According to the most recent report, the proportion of Colorado high school students reporting using cannabis ever in their lifetime remained statistically stagnant from 36.9% in 2013 to 35.9% in 2019. In addition, Colorado’s 2019 rate of 35.9% was slightly lower than the national rate of 36.8% […]

Canada’s cannabis legalization and police-reported cannabis-related criminal incidents among youth, 2015–2021 rights and content Abstract Background We previously reported that the 2018 Canadian Cannabis Act, allowing youth to possess up to 5 g dried cannabis or equivalent for personal use/sharing, was associated with short-term (76 days) post-legalization reduction in police-reported cannabis-related crimes among youth. To establish whether the change might be sustained, we now estimate […]

Albania takes step closer to legalising medical cannabis cultivation

Albania takes step closer to legalising medical cannabis cultivation Officials in Albania have approved a draft bill which would regulate the production and export of medicinal and industrial cannabis. On Friday 16 June, the Council of Ministers voted to approve a draft bill to legalise the production of cannabis for medicinal and industrial purposes. The […]