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Fact Sheet Cannabis Legalization and Regulation

State Policies to Protect Access to Medical Cannabis Following Adult-Use Legalization

February 1, 2024


The influx of new customers created by the legalization of adult-use cannabis can place a strain on a state’s cannabis supply. This increased demand can present a challenge to the state’s medical cannabis system and potentially reduce patient access. This fact sheet examines various state policies aimed at protecting patient access to medical cannabis.