A core group of Network leaders is readily available through each region to provide technical assistance and support on 16 identified public health topics. In addition, the Network can access a variety of experts on a wide-range of public health law issues to help answer questions related to other topics. Building a bank of experts on a variety of topics is a key function of the Network.
The results of the 2016 General Election raise questions as to whether a new federal/state legal relationship concerning marijuana legalization is forthcoming. Twenty-eight states now allow residents to use marijuana for medicinal purposes, and eight states legally authorize and regulate recreational marijuana programs. This Issue Brief reviews current federal legal framework regarding marijuana control and explores possible options for federal, state and local governments in the near future.
State laws establish vaccination requirements for children attending public schools and often to those attending private schools. A requestor recently contacted the Network asking for clarification on the application of vaccination laws to private schools in Arizona.
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