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USC: A Tobacco Control Framework for Regulating Public Consumption of Cannabis: Multistate Analysis and Policy Implications

To understand how cannabis-legal states are addressing the issue of public cannabis use, researchers at the Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California and Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights conducted a review of state smokefree laws and cannabis consumption laws in the seven U.S. states that developed a legal cannabis marketplace as of 2018. The authors found a growing trend for states and cities to allow exceptions for indoor public cannabis use in venues that are currently required to be smokefree, which may undermine protections from secondhand smoke and erode anti-smoking norms. The study is published online in the American Journal of Public Health.

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