Scorecard Methodology


Legalization of cannabis has potential social benefits as well as significant harms. The Getting it Right from the Start State of Cannabis Scorecard summarizes how California cities and counties that have opted to legalize cannabis retail sales have navigated this challenge. Access our full methodology report 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.