Early Evidence on the Impact of Cannabis Legalization

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NOV 2019

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Early Evidence on the Impact of Cannabis Legalization

New RAND research examines how state cannabis policies affect substance use, emphasizing studies using methods for causal inference and highlighting knowledge gaps. Read more »

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Tackle Fentanyl like a Poisoning Outbreak, Not a Drug Epidemic

America's fentanyl problem is far deadlier than past crises with other illegal drugs. New ideas, be they public health policies, technologies or law enforcement strategies, are desperately needed. Continuing to treat fentanyl just like previous drug epidemics will likely be insufficient and may condemn thousands more to early deaths.

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Experimental Evaluation of CBT for a First-Time DUI Offense

Results from a randomized controlled trial found that individuals receiving cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) reported significantly lower rates of repeat DUI than those receiving usual care.

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Beau Kilmer

Beau Kilmer

Director, RAND Drug Policy Research Center