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We encourage communities that are considering legalizing cannabis, or that are in the process of legalizing cannabis, to adopt public health protective cannabis ordinances.
We have captured our research into best practices in our model ordinances, comments and principles sheet. We encourage you to download these documents and use them as guidance.
What legal limits have cities and counties adopted since California legalized marijuana use for adults, and to what extent do these legal limits incorporate public health recommendations and lessons from tobacco control? This cross-sectional study of all 539 California cities and counties
found that jurisdictions differed widely in how they regulated marijuana and that key public health recommendations and lessons from tobacco control have generally not been adopted, although local innovation is emerging.
Proposition 64 promised to take cannabis revenues and invest them in youth programs, substance abuse treatment, and more. This report from Youth Forward and PHI's Getting It Right from the Start, shows cities across California are are spending cannabis revenues on city and county law enforcement.
Our Model Ordinances
Our Model Comments & Letters
We draft model comments and letters on proposed cannabis regulations for submission to the appropriate regulatory agencies. These comments are based on best scientific evidence and information available. Comments are downloadable and available as models for public use.