States regulate cannabis products for medical or non-medical adult use in a variety of ways. Types of products available and related excise taxes are just a few ways state laws, regulations and rules vary. While federally illegal, researchers study high potency THC cannabis products, one of the most psychoactive components of cannabis, to determine if their use poses a risk to personal or public health compared to other cannabis products, like flower or edible forms.
The Colorado School of Public Health is tasked by the Colorado General Assembly to:
- Conduct a systematic review of research on the physical and mental health effects of high-potency THC marijuana and concentrates.
- Establish a scientific review council to make recommendations to the Colorado General Assembly about evidence-based regulatory changes and funding of additional research.
- Create a public education campaign on the health effects of high-potency THC marijuana.
NCSL partnered with the Colorado School of Public Health (CSPH) to perform a 50-state and territory scan for policies related to these products as part of their work. NCSL does not take any position on this or any other state policy issue and is not responsible for the analysis or evaluation performed by CSPH.
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This project was supported in part by the Colorado School of Public Health.
Additionally, this project is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $563,000 with 100% funded by CDC/HHS. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by CDC/HHS, or the U.S. Government