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  • Marijuana on U.S. twenty dollar bills

    Commentary

    Promises and Pitfalls of Cannabis Taxes

    Setting the cannabis tax should not be considered a one-time event. Smart jurisdictions will revise their decisions over time to incorporate new data about taxes, testing, and the cannabis plant itself — without being influenced by those seeking to maximize profits.

    Aug 22, 2016

  • U.S. Capitol Building, Washington, D.C.

    Blog

    A Summer Reading List for Congress

    To help Hill staffers make the most of the Congressional recess, RAND has developed a list of must-read research and commentaries that will help ensure policymakers will return ready to hit the ground running.

    Aug 2, 2016

  • Journal Article

    Journal Article

    Bayesian Inference for the Distribution of Grams of Marijuana in a Joint

    Analysts need to know how much marijuana is in a joint in order to better understand illicit marijuana markets, the size of potential legalized marijuana markets, and health and behavior outcomes.

    Jul 14, 2016

  • Teens drinking and smoking

    Journal Article

    Adolescent Alcohol and Marijuana Use Predicts Poor Academic Performance and Health Problems

    Adolescents who use both marijuana and alcohol are more likely to have poor academic performance and mental health during high school. Marijuana use is predictive of poorer functioning across more areas than alcohol use, and nonwhite youth tend to experience poorer functioning than white youth.

    Jun 17, 2016

  • News Release

    News Release

    Alcohol and Marijuana Use by Southern California Adolescents Predicts Poor Academic Performance and Health Problems

    Adolescents who use both marijuana and alcohol are more likely to have poor academic performance and mental health during high school. Marijuana use is predictive of poorer functioning across more areas than alcohol use, and nonwhite youth tend to experience poorer functioning than white youth.

    Jun 14, 2016

  • Rows of cannabis plants in a greenhouse

    Q&A

    Researcher Q&A: Beau Kilmer on the State of Marijuana Legalization

    Beau Kilmer, co-director of the RAND Drug Policy Research Center and a co-author of the nonpartisan primer Marijuana Legalization: What Everyone Needs to Know addresses developments in marijuana policy and why reasonable people can disagree about legalization.

    May 26, 2016

  • People look at products at the medical marijuana farmers market at the California Heritage Market in Los Angeles, California July 11, 2014

    Commentary

    What Are the Public Health Consequences of Legalizing Marijuana?

    Legalizing and allowing profit-maximizing firms to produce, sell, and advertise recreational marijuana would likely increase marijuana consumption. But how would this increased consumption influence the use of other substances?

    May 16, 2016

  • Marijuana leaf on a wood background

    Commercial Book

    Marijuana Legalization: What Everyone Needs to Know

    A crisp, clear, and comprehensive non-partisan primer, this book covers the risks and benefits of use, current trends, and marijuana laws around the world. The authors discuss the costs and benefits of legalization as well as possible policy options.

    May 2, 2016

  • Hands holding rolling paper and filter over a table with a mix of marijuana and tobacco on white paper

    Multimedia

    Effects of Liberalizing Marijuana Policies on Use and Harm

    Drug policy expert Rosalie Pacula speaks about the Effects of Liberalizing Marijuana Policies on Use and Harms at the 2016 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Cannabis Summit.

    Mar 22, 2016

  • Student giving a joint to another student

    Commentary

    Making Prevention a Priority

    A bill legalizing marijuana for recreational purposes in Vermont has a strong possibility of passing. Lawmakers and communities should focus on putting in place drug prevention programs aimed at young people, considering that their marijuana use is higher in Vermont than the national average.

    Mar 7, 2016

  • Santiago, Chile - November 14, 2011: Young woman students of high school walking down a street from school in Santiago de Chile. They wearing their blue school uniform.

    Journal Article

    Adoption, Training, and Implementation of the Project ALERT Drug Prevention Program in Chile

    This study explored the process of adoption and implementation of a school-based drug and alcohol prevention program, Project ALERT, in the country of Chile.

    Feb 19, 2016

  • Man vaping while lying down

    Journal Article

    Medical Marijuana Users More Likely to Consume Edibles and Vaporize

    People who use marijuana for medical purposes are much more likely to vaporize or consume edible forms of the drug than recreational users. They are also more likely to report daily or near-daily use and consume more grams per day.

    Feb 11, 2016

  • News Release

    News Release

    Medical Marijuana Users More Likely to Consume Edibles and Vaporize

    People who use marijuana for medical purposes are much more likely to vaporize or consume edible forms of the drug than recreational users. They are also more likely to report daily or near-daily use and consume more grams per day.

    Jan 28, 2016

  • Marijuana buds and a gavel

    Testimony

    How Legalizing Marijuana in VT Might Affect Revenues, Budgets

    Vermonters spend between $125 and $225 million on marijuana each year. There are many factors to consider when projecting the budgetary effects legalization might have, but policy changes do not need to be permanent. Starting with incremental change and/or incorporating a sunset provision might make more sense.

    Jan 19, 2016

  • Group of adolescents smoking and drinking

    Journal Article

    Early Substance Use and Subsequent DUI in Adolescents

    This study longitudinally explores the influence of alcohol and marijuana (AM) use, AM beliefs, and peer and family factors (including familism) on DUI/RWDD in high school.

    Nov 18, 2015

  • Soldier with an iPad

    Journal Article

    Using Facebook to Recruit Young Adult Veterans: Online Mental Health Research

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    Aug 28, 2015

  • Medical marijuana and stethoscope

    Journal Article

    Do Medical Marijuana Laws Affect Adolescent Marijuana Use?

    Results from over a million adolescents surveyed between 1991 and 2014 indicate that the passage of state medical marijuana laws does not increase adolescent marijuana use. However, overall, adolescent use is higher in states that ever passed such a law than in other states.

    Jul 28, 2015

  • News Release

    News Release

    Adolescents Who View Medical Marijuana Advertising Are More Likely to Use the Drug

    Youth who reported seeing any ads for medical marijuana were twice as likely as peers who reported never seeing an ad to have used marijuana or report higher intentions to use the drug in the future.

    Jul 6, 2015

  • A worker tends to cannabis plants at a medical marijuana plantation near the northern Israeli city of Safed

    Commentary

    The 10 Ps of Marijuana Legalization

    Marijuana policy is a growing topic of discussion, and laws are starting to change. Ten choices confronting jurisdictions considering legalization cover many of the critical decisions that will determine whether removing prohibition is a good idea.

    Jun 22, 2015

  • A medical marijuana store on Venice Beach

    Journal Article

    Adolescents Who View Medical Marijuana Advertising Are More Likely to Use the Drug

    Youth who reported seeing any ads for medical marijuana were twice as likely as peers who reported never seeing an ad to have used marijuana or report higher intentions to use the drug in the future.

    Jun 10, 2015