Public Health Law Blog Archive

Sep 2015

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Smoke & Dope: Lessons from Tobacco Control for Marijuana Regulation

posted on Thu, Sep 24 2015 12:06 pm by Kerry Cork

Regulating marijuana can be complex. Nevertheless, many of the obstacles that policymakers wrestle with in regulating the use of an illegal drug are familiar to those who have worked for decades to protect the public from the devastating health impact of a product that has been legal for centuries – tobacco.  

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Monday, September 14, 2015

Federal Court Strikes Down Idaho’s Ag-Gag Law — Implications for Public Health

posted on Mon, Sep 14 2015 12:23 pm by Kathleen Hoke

A federal district court struck down Idaho’s law, one of the more rigorous of the state Ag-Gag laws. Ag-Gag is the term given to legislation that targets undercover investigations of animal operations by preventing the filming and photographing of activity on farms without consent, among other things.

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Improving Access to Community Mental Health Services

posted on Tue, Sep 1 2015 12:19 pm by Jill Krueger

It seems that everywhere I turn in public health circles these days, I’m part of conversations about improving access to mental health services, integrating mental and physical health, and promoting mental health and wellness as a key part of overall health. Importantly, those conversations are beginning to make their way into law and policy.

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