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Johnson, Julie K and Doonan, Samantha M (2021) Cannabis policy heterogeneity and effects on research—complexity expected. JAMA Network Open, 4, (3), e212545. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.2545.

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Invited commentary:
In their study, Matthay et al1 identify cannabis commercialization as a risk factor associated with population-level adverse health outcomes, including self-injury and violence, among young men. This consideration of the degree of cannabis commercialization extends a critical early call to researchers, most notably that from Pacula et al,2 to consider heterogeneity in cannabis policy assessments. The more recent delineation of the 14 Ps of cannabis policy design options for states by Kilmer3 further clarifies cannabis policy heterogeneity, including the following options most relevant for an assessment of commercialization: profit motive, power to regulate, promotion, prevention and treatment, policing and enforcement, product types, and potency....


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