Our Press Releases

The State of Cannabis: Local Scorecards Provide Glimpse into California’s ‘Wild West’ Patchwork of Cannabis Policies

January 14, 2021

“California is solidly in the ‘Wild West’ of cannabis regulation, creating an overheated cannabis market that has already led to increases in teen use. This approach can have serious negative impacts on physical and mental health, as well as equity.”

California’s Local Marijuana Laws Fail to Heed Decades of Lessons from Tobacco Controls

June 19, 2020

“While promising examples of local innovation are emerging, our study shows that California state and many local governments have allowed the cannabis industry to adopt the same tactics that made tobacco a public health menace. We need far more cautious rules to fulfill our collective responsibility to protect young people. It is critical to move quickly to get marijuana regulations right from the start and assure that a legal industry is also truly a safer industry.”