This technical report provides historical perspectives and comparisons of various approaches to the legal status of marijuana to aid in forming public policy. Information on the impact that decriminalization and legalization of marijuana could have on adolescents, in addition to concerns surrounding medicinal use of marijuana, are also addressed in this report. Recommendations are included in the accompanying policy statement.
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Electronic Articles| June 01 2004
Legalization of Marijuana: Potential Impact on Youth
Alain Joffe, MD, MPH;
W. Samuel Yancy, MD;
the Committee on Substance Abuse and Committee on Adolescence
Pediatrics (2004) 113 (6): e632–e638.
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Alain Joffe, W. Samuel Yancy, the Committee on Substance Abuse and Committee on Adolescence; Legalization of Marijuana: Potential Impact on Youth. Pediatrics June 2004; 113 (6): e632–e638. 10.1542/peds.113.6.e632
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