We never met a good idea we didn’t like. That’s why we created “Think Tank” — a dynamic repository of ideas worth sharing. Here is where you can find intriguing cannabis-centric reports, essays, articles, infographics, studies, and other materials from thought leaders throughout the industry.
State Medical Cannabis Laws Associated With Reduction in Opioid Prescriptions by Orthopaedic Surgeons in Medicare Part D Cohort
This study found that medical cannabis legalization laws were associated with a statistically significant reduction in aggregate opioid prescribing of 144,000 daily doses (19.7% reduction) annually.
Authors: Cesar D. Lopez, Venkat Boddapati, Charles Jobin, Thomas Hickernell
Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Fair and Square: How to Effectively Incorporate Social Equity Into Cannabis Laws and Regulations
As states and local jurisdictions implement new cannabis laws, many have tasked regulators with the important goal of redressing the injustices of the drug war, a concept known as social equity.
Authors: Shaleen Title
Ohio State Legal Studies
A Tale of Two Countries: Racially Targeted Arrests in the Era of Marijuana Reform,
This ACLU research report, A Tale of Two Countries: Racially Targeted Arrests in the Era of Marijuana Reform, details marijuana arrests from 2010 to 2018 and examines racial disparities at the national, state, and county levels..
American Civil Liberties Union
2020 State of the States Report: An Analysis of Medical Cannabis Access in the United States
Americans for Safe Access’ annual report assessing legislative and regulatory improvements in medical cannabis programs across the country.
Americans for Safe Access
Best Practices: Protecting Immigrants When Decriminalizing or Legalizing Marijuana
This resource, created by the Drug Policy Alliance, the Immigrant Defense Project, and the Immigrant Legal Resource Center, outlines the different ways to reduce the immigration-related harms of cannabis criminalization.
Drug Policy Alliance, Immigrant Defense Project, Immigrant Legal Resource Center
(Pot)Heads in Beds: The Effect of Marijuana Legalization on Hotel Occupancy in Colorado and Washington
This study found that hotel bookings increased significantly following legalization in Colorado. Hotel bookings also increased in Washington, though not as much.
Authors: Brian Meehan, Corey Rusko, E. Frank Stephenson
Journal of Regional Analysis and Policy
Support for Legal Marijuana Inches Up to New High of 68%
According to Gallup polling, 68% of U.S. adults support cannabis legalization.
Two in Three Say Legalizing Marijuana in California was a Good Thing; Most Support Allowing Retail Marijuana Dispensaries in the own Community
This survey conducted by the Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies found that two in three registered voters in California (68%) believethat the passage of Proposition 64 in 2016 legalizing the possession, sale and personal use of cannabis among adults was a good thing. This survey also found that 63% of voters favor allowing retail dispensaries to sell cannabis products in the communities where they live.
Berkeley IGS Poll
Clearing up misconceptions about marijuana rescheduling: What it means for existing state systems
This article from the Brookings Institution addresses common misconceptions about cannabis rescheduling.
ArticleAuthors: John Hudak, Grace Wallack
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