From Our Researchers

Why Is It So Hard to Pass Marijuana Policy Legislatively?

Historically, adult-use marijuana in the states has generally been passed through voter initiative. Of the 10 states that permit adult-use marijuana, only Vermont did so through the legislative process. Why have efforts to pass adult-use marijuana stalled legislatively while they have achieved better success through ballot measures?

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Stigma Kills

Contrary to the argument that stigma deters socially unacceptable behavior, it is evident from our research that stigma, in fact, kills. Even though opioids are changing the way we think and talk about addiction, stigma — or negative attitudes towards people with substance-use disorders that result in social devaluation and discrimination — has real human consequences.

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Laura Schultz
Director of Fiscal Analysis & Senior Economist
'I Have Always Loved Numbers'
What are the most interesting or important research projects you’ve worked on in the past year or so? What are the main questions you’re trying to answer and how are you trying to answer them?
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