State Legislation/Laws

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

Legal Interventions to Reduce Overdose Mortality: Emergency Medical Services Naloxone Access

The Network for Public Health Law In many opioid overdose situations, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is a crucial source for the administration of the overdose-reversing drug naloxone. This resource provides an overview of relevant laws and regulations for EMS... read more

It Matters

The It Matters website and related educational campaigns are sponsored by Kansas Behavioral Health Services, which helps communities understand the extent and cause of substance abuse problems and take action to reduce and prevent them. Site offers customizable ads... read more

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