Assessment of Incorporation of Lessons From Tobacco Control in City and County Laws Regulating Legal Marijuana in California

April 19, 2022
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This cross-sectional study of all 539 California cities and counties found that jurisdictions differed widely in how they regulated marijuana, and that key public health recommendations and lessons from tobacco control have generally not been adopted, although local innovation is emerging. It concludes that jurisdictions undergoing marijuana legalization may need to consider incorporating policy lessons from control of other legal but harmful products to reduce potential future burden of harm.

Lynn D. Silver, Amanda Z. Naprawa & Alisa A. Padon