Nuisance, Safety, and Land Use (urban)

Land use regulation and nuisance cause of action issues that medical marijuana and recreational marijuana legalization pose for landowners, homeowners, landlords, tenants, developers, cities and counties, distributors, users and patients. Federal and state law overlap and conflicts.

Marijuana. Are Magic Mushrooms Next?

By Barbara Feder Ostrov, Kaiser Health News

Pointing to research showing that psilocybin might be helpful for people suffering from depression or anxiety, activists in Oregon and Colorado are sponsoring ballot measures that would decriminalize possession of psilocybin mushrooms, whose active ingredient can cause hallucinations, euphoria and changes in perception.

O'Neill Institute, WOLA to Examine Public Health Approaches to Legalizing Marijuana

The O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown Law, in collaboration with the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA), has received a $250,000 grant from the Open Philanthropy Project to help develop guidelines on how states, countries, and other jurisdictions that opt to legalize cannabis for medical or recreational purposes can create regulatory frameworks, consistent with the goals of legalization, that will work effectively to protect and promote the public health.

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