Emerging Public Health Law and Policy Issues Concerning State Medical Cannabis Programs

Tilburg W, Hodge JG, Gourdet C. Medical cannabis law and policy issues. Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics. 2019; 47(S2): 108-111.

8 Pages Posted: 25 Jun 2019

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William Christopher Tilburg

Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission

James G. Hodge

Arizona State University (ASU) - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

Camille Gourdet

RTI International

Date Written: June 19, 2019

Abstract

Thirty-four states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico have legalized medical cannabis. While no two state medical cannabis programs are alike, public health concerns related to advertising, packaging and labeling, pesticide use, scientific research, and the role of medical cannabis in the opioid crisis are emerging across the country. This article examines these issues, the policy approaches states are adopting to protect patients and the public, and an assessment of the underlying federal legal landscape.

Keywords: marijuana, cannabis, law, policy, public health, state, federal, legal

Suggested Citation

Tilburg, William Christopher and Hodge, James G. and Gourdet, Camille, Emerging Public Health Law and Policy Issues Concerning State Medical Cannabis Programs (June 19, 2019). Tilburg W, Hodge JG, Gourdet C. Medical cannabis law and policy issues. Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics. 2019; 47(S2): 108-111., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3406974

William Christopher Tilburg

Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission ( email )

Baltimore, MD 21201
United States

James G. Hodge (Contact Author)

Arizona State University (ASU) - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law ( email )

Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
111 E. Taylor Street, MC 9520
Phoenix, AZ 85004-4467
United States
480-727-8576 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://https://law.asu.edu/degree-programs/public-health-law-policy

Camille Gourdet

RTI International ( email )

PO Box 12194
Washington, DC 20036-3209
United States
9193163917 (Phone)
27709 (Fax)

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