The purpose of this report is to examine the effects of marijuana legalization in other states in order to provide drug policy experts and law enforcement leaders with potential impacts and consequences for Midwestern states that are contemplating the legalization of “medical” and/or “recreational” marijuana. This report will utilize data[Read More…]
In 1996, California became the first state to legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes with the passage of Proposition 215. Now, in 2020, recreational marijuana use is fully legal within California for individuals 21 years of age and over. This report will outline the current and potential impacts of these policies.[Read More…]
The Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (RMHIDTA) program has published annual reports every year since 2013 tracking the impact of legalizing recreational marijuana in Colorado. The purpose is to provide data and information so that policy makers and citizens can make informed decisions on the issue of marijuana[Read More…]
The Injury Prevention Center (IPC), at the prestigious University of Michigan, is one of only nine such research centers in the United States that is funded by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The focus of the IPC is on the prevention and reduction of injuries by means of a[Read More…]
September 17, 2019 – Denver, Colorado. The Rocky Mountain HIDTA has released the 2019 edition of their ongoing series examining the impacts seen in Colorado since the legalization of marijuana in that state. Information and data associated to topics of public health, public safety as well as a variety other[Read More…]
The Rocky Mountain HIDTA just released an update to the Volume 5 of the paper, “The Legalization of Marijuana in Colorado: The Impact”. This updated supplemental report offers new information and data associated to the following topic areas: Traffic Fatalities and Impaired Driving Marijuana Use Rates (by age groups) Public Health[Read More…]
Revised / Updated: August 7, 2018 The Oregon – Idaho HIDTA has just released its first edition of an assessment of marijuana in Oregon entitled, “An Initial Assessment of Cannabis Production, Distribution, and Consumption in Oregon 2018 – An Insight Report”. The report analyzes marijuana production, distribution and consumption in Oregon[Read More…]
Our colleagues at the Rocky Mountain HIDTA have published a new report detailing the effects on Colorado of marijuana’s legalization. This report covers significant topics such as impaired driving, changing use rates, and the diversion of marijuana outside the state.
Our colleagues at the Northwest HIDTA have published a new report on the legalization of marijuana in Washington. The report discusses the state’s regulatory system, as well as detailing effects on the state, including environmental harm, impaired driving, and diversion of marijuana. Follow this link to read the full report.
The term “seed to sale” is often thrown around when discussing tracking marijuana products, but many people are unsure what it means or entails. The NMI’s Deputy Coordinator Dale Quigley has written a brief paper explaining the term and the process involved. The paper also includes a description of different types of tracing[Read More…]