Beau Filmer, co-director of the RAND Drug Policy Research Center
, told IBT in an email.
Marijuana needs to catch up to the way alcohol is taxed based on its level of potency, said Rosalie Liccardo Pacula, PhD, an article author and co-director of the Rand Drug Policy Research Center
The lessons from the many decades of regulating alcohol and tobacco should offer some guidance to policymakers who are contemplating alternatives to marijuana prohibition and are interested in taking a public health approach," said Beau Kilmer, co-director of the RAND Drug Policy Research Center
and a co-author of "Developing Public Health Regulations for Marijuana: Lessons From Alcohol and Tobacco.
It is critical that legislators and the public understand what is known and unknown as the state weighs this unprecedented step," said Rosalie Liccardo Pacula, a study co-author and co-director with Kilmer of the RAND Drug Policy Research Center
Rosalie Liccardo Pacula is a Faculty Research Fellow in the NBER's Programs on Health Economics and Children and an economist at RAND, working in the Health Program and Drug Policy Research Center
principal investigator for the Phoenix Academy project and senior behavioral scientist at RAND's Drug Policy Research Center
in Arlington, Va.
although the claim that smoking pot makes people more likely to use other drugs is politically useful, a new study from the RAND Corporation's Drug Policy Research Center
shows that it is scientifically superfluous.
A recent study in 1997 by the Rand Drug Policy Research Center
concluded that conventional law enforcement is more cost-effective than effective drug treatment.
The Rand Drug Policy Research Center
concluded that the costs of cocaine use could be reduced by $33.
We would make greater drug control progress by sentencing more dealers to standard prison terms than by sentencing fewer dealers to longer, mandatory terms," said Jonathan Caulkins, lead researcher at Rand's Drug Policy Research Center