Co-Founder and Partner, Freedman & Koski; former Director of Marijuana Coordination for the State of Colorado
In the last decade, Americans’ relationship with cannabis has transformed: today, dozens of states have legalized marijuana for medical or recreational use and American farmers can grow hemp on an industrial scale. Meanwhile, shoppers can find cannabidiol (CBD), which is derived from cannabis but does not produce a “high” like marijuana, in everything from oils to vapes, chocolate bars, cosmetics—even dog treats. Some say CBD can relieve stress, pain, anxiety, and more, with no side effects. But the evidence for many of these claims is limited, and state and federal laws around the sale of CBD are still evolving. Drawing on a newly-released poll by POLITICO and the Harvard Chan School, this Forum examined public attitudes toward CBD products and recreational marijuana. Panelists examined how research studies of both recreational and medical marijuana offer insights into the current debate. They also discussed the current state of policy and research regarding recreational marijuana in particular, and consider various solutions that have emerged to understand and regulate these rapidly growing industries.
Cannabis Editor, POLITICO
Director, Cognitive and Clinical Neuroimaging Core, Director, Marijuana Investigations for Neuroscientific Discovery (MIND) Program at McLean Hospital; Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
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Richard L. Menschel Professor of Public Health and Professor of Health Policy and Political Analysis, Emeritus, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Presented jointly with POLITICO
Medical Director, Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, and Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
What does opt-in mean? How do I petition my town to opt-into the adult-use market? Check out our new easy-to-use guide for the retail opt-in provision in Act 164 (2020), Vermont’s new taxation and regulation law, and why it’s important if you want your town to participate in the adult-use cannabis market.
Act 164 Retail Opt-In Guide
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Petition to Exempt Cannabis from the Vape Tax
In 2019, Vermont attempted to curb youth vaping by enacting a 92% tax on all vape products, including vaporizers, vape juice, and e-cigarettes. What they failed to consider was that certain vaporizers are not meant for tobacco/nicotine, and now local smoke shops are having trouble providing cannabis users with vaporizers. Add your name to the petition to urge Vermont lawmakers to carve out an exception for cannabis-intended use in the 92% tax, to increase accessibility to safe consumption methods for all Vermonters.
How much cannabis will I be able to purchase at once? When will I be able to legally purchase cannabis? How much cannabis can I possess and where can I legally consume it? Check out the Act 164 (2020) Consumer Guide for these answers and more.
Act 164 Consumer Guide
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