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Expanding Medical Marijuana Laws: Current Policies and Implications for Public Health

posted on Thu, May 15 2014 12:00 am by The Network for Public Health Law

Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 1 – 2 p.m. (ET). View/download the slides.

Twenty-one states and Washington, D.C., have legalized medical marijuana and eight other states are considering legislation in 2014. As medical marijuana laws expand, state governments and health departments have the daunting task of developing and implementing rules and regulations. This webinar provides an overview of the current public health and legal landscape of medical marijuana; examines patient registries, product testing, adolescent use, drugged driving and other health and policy concerns; and explores the evaluation of current laws and possible evidence-based strategies to protect public health.


  • Eric Kuhn, Colorado Assistant Attorney General and NAGTRI/RWJF Public Health Fellow
  • Bob Morgan, General Counsel at the Illinois Department of Public Health and Statewide Project Coordinator of the Illinois Medical Cannabis Pilot Program
  • Gordon Smith, Professor of Epidemiology & Public Health, University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Alex Wagenaar, Professor of Health Outcomes and Policy at the University of Florida College of Medicine and Associate Director at PHLR (Moderator)


This webinar is free for all attendees. Attendees may qualify for CLE credits.

The Public Health Law Webinar Series is presented in partnership by the Network, Public Health Law Research and the American Society of Law Medicine and Ethics (ASLME)