The Blue Ribbon Commission reviewed a number of other publications and reports by researchers who were not directly involved in the Commission. A few of these are listed below. For links to publications of the Blue Ribbon Commission or by other work by commissioners, please click here.

Additional Reference Materials

Cannabis and the Regulatory Void

In 2010, the California Medical Association (CMA) House of Delegates ordered the formation of a technical advisory committee to recommend policy on marijuana legalization  and appropriate regulation and education. The CMA Legalization and Taxation of Marijuana Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) found that the public movement toward legalization of medical cannabis has inappropriately placed physicians in the role of gatekeeper for public access to this botanical. Effective regulation is possible only if cannabis is rescheduled at the federal level

War on Drugs: Report of the Global Commission on Drug Policy

The global war on drugs has failed, with devastating consequences for individuals and societies around the world. Fifty years after the initiation of the UN Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, and 40 years after President Nixon launched the US government’s war on drugs, fundamental reforms in national and global drug control policies are urgently needed.

BOTEC Reports

Reports prepared for the Washington State Liquor Control Board in connection with implementation of the recreational marijuana initiative.

Marijuana Policy in Colorado by Jeffrey Miron

This paper provides a preliminary assessment of marijuana legalization and related policies in Colorado. It is the first part of a longer-term project that will monitor state marijuana legalizations in Colorado, Washington, and other states