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We have prepared an abbreviated version of our best practices for model ordinances in our Policy Brief: Principles for a Public Health & Equity Approach to Cannabis Legalization. Download here.

Download a simplified one-page Principles for a Public Health & Equity Approach to Cannabis Legalization here.


We collaboratively develop and test models of optimal cannabis policy (retail practices, marketing & taxation) with the goal of reducing harms, youth use & problem use. These models are based on the best scientific evidence and guided by the principles of public health, social justice, and equity. 

We also provide technical assistance to jurisdictions considering legalizing cannabis. Please contact us for more information. 



Tel: 510.285.5648

Fax: 510.285.5501


Public Health Institute

555 12th Street,10th Floor

Oakland, CA 94607