Cover: Quasi-legal Cannabis in Colorado and Washington

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 May 1, 2013

by Angela Hawken, Jonathan P. Caulkins, Beau Kilmer, Mark A. R. Kleiman

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.

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