Menu

Researching California’s Marijuana Laws to Know What’s Working and What’s Needed

Highlights

Image for Researching California’s Marijuana Laws to Know What’s Working & What’s Needed

By studying California’s laws and regulations, PHI's Getting It Right from the Start is helping to track and understand how tobacco and alcohol control practices were best incorporated into state and local marijuana policies.

12 California jurisdictions (out of 540) are imposing restrictions on types of products for sale beyond state regulations, according to 2019 research from Getting it Right from the Start

By studying California’s laws and regulations, PHI’s Getting It Right from the Start is helping to track and understand how tobacco and alcohol control practices were best incorporated into state and local marijuana policies, such as restrictions on retail outlets; product characteristics such as potency and flavors; delivery; marketing; and required health warnings and taxation.

The program also looked at laws in place as of January 31, 2019 to analyze how well localities are protecting public health while legalizing cannabis—and discovered that, of the state’s 540 cities and counties, only 12 jurisdictions imposed restrictions on types of products for sale beyond state regulations.

Work With Us

You change the world. We do the rest. Explore fiscal sponsorship at PHI.

Bring Your Work to PHI

Support Us

Together, we can accelerate our response to public health’s most critical issues.

Donate

Find Employment

Begin your career at the Public Health Institute.

See Jobs

closeup image of coronavirus

Close

COVID-19 Resources and Updates

The Public Health Institute is working hard to focus our resources and expertise to address COVID-19 and its impacts on our communities. We are getting masks and PPE directly to frontline workers, bolstering efforts to address inequities, and coming up with solutions to support our most vulnerable communities.

See our work

Continue to PHI.org