In January 2016, the Institute for Behavior and Health, Inc. (IBH) released a report calling for a sustained and systematic annual collection, analysis and reporting of data related to the public health, safety and other consequences of marijuana use and marijuana legalization.
Over the last year IBH has explored opportunities for national leadership on this vital initiative. As a result of that exploration, IBH has revised its Strategy calling on US Congress to designate the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) to establish an independent Scientific Committee to Monitor the Effects of Marijuana Policy Changes.
As described in the revision of "A Strategy to Assess the Consequences of Marijuana Legalization", there is ample precedence for Congress to take on this role.
The charge of the Scientific Committee would include:
To read the full report, please click here.