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Preemption can impact state and local public health measures, just as it can impact other state and local regulatory actions. Recently, a bill requiring that foods containing genetically modified organism display a federally-mandated disclosure effectively preempted Vermont's state-level GMO labeling law. An understanding of how preemption operates can be of great value to public health practitioners.
This resource provides a summary of the provisions regulating the use of medical marijuana in each state and the District of Columbia that has enacted a medical marijuana program. The topics covered include qualifying health conditions, health insurance reimbursement requirements, housing restrictions, public indoor and outdoor use restrictions.