Research Into Action Webinar: Community-Level Policy Responses to State Marijuana Legalization

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 – CADCA proudly presented this installment of its Research Into Action webinar series on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 2 pm EST featuring Dr. Julia Dilley discussing her recent article, “Community-level policy responses to state marijuana legalization in Washington State”, which was published in International Journal of Drug Policy in 2017. Dr. Dilley discussed her and her colleagues’ article’s findings regarding local regulation of marijuana sales following state legalization in Washington, as well as preliminary data from other states. The article found that 125 cities and 30 counties in Washington State passed local ordinances to address recreational marijuana retail sales and the most commonly enacted policies were zoning restrictions, limits on business hours, and bans on retail sales. Dr. Dilley also discussed how her findings can be applied to coalition work and what local policy options are available to coalitions addressing marijuana sales in their communities.

Additional Resources: 

Washington State Municipal Research Services Center (MRSC): Visit MRSC’s website to view examples of local marijuana regulation policies and an interactive map http://mrsc.org/Home/Explore-Topics/Legal/Regulation/Marijuana-Regulation-in-Washington-State.aspx

Public Health Institute Getting it Right From the Start: This cannabis regulation project has model local ordinances (for California, but can be adapted for use in other states), that can be found here https://www.gettingitrightfromthestart.org/our-model-ordinances

About Research Into Action:
CADCA’s Evaluation and Research team invites you to join our bi-monthly webinar series Conversations: Putting Research into Action—the bridge between scholarly research and day-to-day coalition efforts. Throughout the year, we moderate live conversations with substance misuse prevention experts and participating coalition members. This is your opportunity to learn about the latest research and its implications for coalition work and ask pertinent questions of experts in their fields. 

Please contact evaluation@cadca.org with any questions regarding this webinar series.