The importance of psychology for shaping legal cannabis regulation.

Jacob T. Borodovsky, Michael J. Sofis, Richard A. Grucza, Alan J. Budney

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Public Health Significance—Cannabis legalization is expanding and there is a need to develop and implement evidence-based regulations. This paper reviews principles and data gleaned from psychological science that can be used to inform legal cannabis regulation. Relevant scientific literature is discussed from the perspective of the cannabis consumer, the cannabis industry, and the cannabis regulatory agency. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2021 APA, all rights reserved)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-115
Number of pages17
JournalExperimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2021


  • cannabis
  • legalization
  • marijuana
  • psychology
  • review


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