Everything You Wanted to Know About Marijuana Legalization

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Quarterly insights from the RAND Drug Policy Research Center

MAY 3, 2016

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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. Read more »

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Bradley Stein interviewed on CCTV

A Tipping Point in America's Opioid Crisis?

RAND's Bradley D. Stein discusses what actions might help stem the growing problem of heroin and prescription drug addiction.

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Chilean high school students walking home from school. Photo by Lya Cattel/iStock

Project ALERT Drug Prevention Program in Chilé

Project ALERT, a school-based drug and alcohol prevention program, is now being adopted in Chilé. Researchers studied implementation in the country to understand the needs for and potential barriers to broader adoption of the program.

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Fake Convenience Store, Real Implications for Youth Smoking

In a simulated convenience store, hiding the can't-miss display of tobacco products behind the cashier decreased kids' intention to smoke in the future.

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Taking Stock of the Online Drugs Trade

On behalf of the Dutch Research and Documentation Centre, RAND Europe is partnering on an effort to understand the scope and size of Internet drug trafficking, as well as what role the Netherlands may play.

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A New Way to Reduce Heavy Drinking and Alcohol-Related Crime?

After South Dakota adopted the 24/7 Sobriety program, the number of arrests for repeat drunk driving and domestic violence fell at the county level. Evidence suggests the program can work elsewhere. However, stakeholders will face many choices about how to implement it.

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Beau Kilmer

Beau Kilmer

Codirector, RAND Drug Policy Research Center

Rosalie Liccardo Pacula

Rosalie Liccardo Pacula

Codirector, RAND Drug Policy Research Center

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