Cannabis Public Position and Policy Papers
presented for reference without specific endorsements
Medical Marijuana Laws and Mental Health in the United States
Centre for Economic Performance
Paper No 1546 May 2018
We contribute to the ongoing discussion by evaluating the impact of the staggered introduction and extension of medical marijuana laws across US states on self-reported mental health. Our main analysis is based on BRFSS survey data from more than six million respondents between 1993 and 2015. On average, we find that medical marijuana laws lead to a reduction in the self-reported number of days with mental health problems. Reductions are largest for individuals with high propensities to consume marijuana for medical
Workplace Strategies: Risk of Impairment from Cannabis
Canadian Center for Occupational Health and Safety 02/ 2018
Impairment in the workplace can have severe consequences. There are many sources of impairment such as fatigue, life stresses, use of drugs (over the counter, prescription, illicit), consumption of alcohol, etc. This White Paper discusses the implications associated with the use of cannabis for both therapeutic and recreational purposes.
LESSONS FROM AROUND AMERICA
TAADAS January 2018
The 2017 National Cannabis Summit held August 28-30 in Denver, CO, provided a structure for an objective national discussion of policies and regulatory approaches to enhance public health and safety, improve prevention and treatment, and to respond to changing cannabis policies.