State Legislation/Laws

Beyond Bathrooms: Transgender & Gender Non-Conforming Student Policies in Rhode Island

American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island, June 2017 This report was developed by the ACLU of Rhode Island in response to the rescinding of the civil rights protections for transgender students.  This report analyzes the current policy landscape at the state and... read more

Public Health Implications of Raising the Minimum Age of Legal Access to Tobacco Products

Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, 2015 Smoking rates in the United States have declined substantially since the release of Smoking and Health: Report of the Advisory Committee to the Surgeon General of the Public Health Service in 1964, when the... read more

The Impact of Marijuana Policies on Youth: Clinical, Research, and Legal Update

American Academy of Pediatrics, 2015 This policy statement is an update of the American Academy of Pediatrics policy statement “Legalization of Marijuana: Potential Impact on Youth,” published in 2004. Pediatricians have special expertise in the care of children and... read more

Effects of minimum legal drinking age on alcohol and marijuana use: evidence from toxicological testing data for fatally injured drivers aged 16 to 25 years

Injury Epidemiology, 2015 Alcohol and marijuana are among the most commonly used drugs by adolescents and young adults. The question of whether these two drugs are substitutes or complements has important implications for public policy and prevention strategies,... read more

Using Law to Support Pharmacy Naloxone Distribution: Issue Brief

The Network for Public Health Law The brief “explores the legal mechanisms for improved pharmacy distribution of the opioid overdose-reversing drug naloxone, and aims to help public health professionals, prescribers, pharmacy managers, and local, and territorial... read more

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