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Marijuana Legalization

Grow NM Bill Summary

From Prohibition to Progress: A Status Report on Marijuana Legalization

Public Finance of Legal Marijuana – The Colorado Experience

The Legalization of Marijuana in Colorado – The Impact (HIDTA Report)

Legalization Status Report

DPA Presentation to NMAC Healthcare Policy Committee

Blazing the Trail in Colorado Marijuana and Public Health

Grow NM Presentation to Economic & Rural Development Legislative Committee

Beware of bogus marijuana studies – Star-Ledger Editorial

Legalizing Marijuana in NM: Protecting Our Youth & Public Health



  • The Washington Post, 2016: Here’s how legal pot changed Colorado and Washington *attached as pdf

  • American Journal of Public Health, 2017: Recreational Cannabis Legalization and Opioid-Related Deaths in Colorado, 2000-2015

  • Journal of Substance Use and Related Disorders, 2016: Cannabis and Psychosis: A Critical Overview of the Relationship (abstract only, paywall)

  • Journal of Substance Use & Misuse, 2018, Adolescent Marijuana Use and Perceived Ease of Access Before and After Recreational Marijuana Implementation in CO

  • Journal of Drug and Alcohol Dependence: Medical Marijuana Policies and Hospitalizations Related to Marijuana and Opioid Pain Reliever

  • Journal of Health Economics, RAND Corporation, 2015: Do medical marijuana laws reduce addictions and deaths related to pain killers?

  • Washington Poison Center 2016 Annual Report

  • Colorado Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center 2016 Marijuana Annual Report

  • SAMSHA Key Substance Use and Mental Health Indicators in the US: Results from 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health



  • Science Daily, 2014: No correlation between medical marijuana legalization, crime increase: Legalization may reduce homicide, assault rates

  • American Journal of Public Health, 2017: Crash Fatality Rates After Recreational Marijuana Legalization in Washington and Colorado

  • Denver Post, 2017: Traffic fatalities linked to marijuana are up sharply in CO. Is legalization to blame?

  • Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, 2016: Mitigation of Marijuana-Related Legal Harms to Youth in California (abstract only)

  • Transform 2nd edition Cannabis book chapter on DUI (see p175-194)

  • Colorado Department of Public Safety, Division of Criminal Justice, 2016: Marijuana Legalization in Colorado: Early Findings

  • National Bureau of Economic Research, 2017: The Cross-Border Spillover Effects of Recreational Marijuana Legalization

  • New Jersey Star Ledger Editorial The truth about weed and road safety



  • O’Donnell Economics, 2016: Legalization of Cannabis for Social Use: A New Mexico Market Forecast

  • Brookings Institution: Colorado’s Rollout of Legal Marijuana is Succeeding

  • Tax Foundation, 2017: How High are Marijuana Taxes in Your State

  • The Washington Post, 2018: Study: Legal marijuana could generate more than $132 billion in federal tax revenue and 1 million jobs

  • Leafly: Cannabis Jobs Count Part 2, How Many Jobs Depend on Legal Cannabis

  • Marijuana Business Daily’s Marijuana Business Factbook (paywall)



  • Quinnipiac Poll 2017

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