|Seminar on Legal Cannabis: Legal and Policy |
Questions and Research Opportunities
June 20, 2013
The Keck Center of National Academies
500 5th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001
(Conference Room 100)
As part of its semiannual meeting in Washington DC, the National Academies' Committee on Law and Justice (CLAJ) held a half-day seminar on legal cannabis for the benefit of our sponsor, the National Institute of Justice
, and other interested stakeholders. The seminar focused on research opportunities presented by the current changes and legalizations, and unmet research needs for sound decision-making. A panel of experts provided background on the regulatory issues around legal cannabis and the available scientific evidence and examined the similarities and contrasts with alcohol and tobacco.
Invited panelists included:
- David Blake, Deputy Attorney General, Colorado State Attorney General's Office
- Richard Bonnie, Professor of Medicine and Law and Director, Institute of Law, Psychiatry and Public Policy, University of Virginia
- Beau Kilmer, Senior Policy Researcher, RAND Corporation
- Mark Kleiman, Professor of Public Policy, University of California, Los Angeles and CLAJ member
The seminar took place in a roundtable format intended to exchange information and inform federal representatives. Initial presentations by invited panelists were followed by a period of discussion among the committee and panelists.
|Video of the Seminar|
|Welcome and Introductions - Jeremy Travis (CLAJ Chair), John Jay College of Criminal Justice |
Moderator: Charles Manski (CLAJ member), Northwestern University
Beau Kilmer, RAND
Mark Kleiman (CLAJ member), University of California, Los Angeles
David Blake, Colorado State Attorney General’s Office
Richard Bonnie, University of Virginia
What are the Research Opportunities That Would Inform Regulation?
Discussion among CLAJ and Panel Members