Quasi-legal Cannabis in Colorado and Washington
Local and National Implications
Published in: Addiction, v. 108, no. 5, Editorial, May 2013, p. 837-838
Posted on RAND.org on May 01, 2013
In November 2012, Washington state and Colorado took the unprecedented step of legalizing commercial production and sale of cannabis for adult use, but all cannabis-related activities remain prohibited under the federal Controlled Substances Act. The consequences will depend on still-to-be-determined policy details and on hard-to-predict consumer responses.