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Cannabis use in an increasingly liberal policy environment

A series of studies have examined cannabis use in the context of an increasingly liberal policy environment. First we showed that medical marijuana legalization was associated with tobacco and cannabis co-use. In unstably housed women, another study showed that non-medical cannabis use (but not medical cannabis use) was associated with stimulant use. A third study showed that among African American young adults who co-use tobacco and cannabis, non-blunt forms of co-use had higher interaction expectancies than blunt co-users. Finally, a series of papers made recommendations to mental health clinicians in addressing cannabis with patients. These studies elucidate the complex relationship between cannabis and other substance use to inform health and policy recommendations. 


Satre DD, Borsari B, Tompkins DA, Ramo D. Psychiatric Disorders and Comorbid Cannabis Use: When Should We Be Concerned and What Can We Do About It? J Clin Psychiatry. 2018 Sep 11; 79(6).

Bahorik AL, Sterling SA, Campbell CI, Weisner C, Ramo D, Satre DD. Medical and non-medical marijuana use in depression: Longitudinal associations with suicidal ideation, everyday functioning, and psychiatry service utilization. J Affect Disord. 2018 Jul 17; 241:8-14.

Satre DD, Bahorik A, Zaman T, Ramo D. Psychiatric Disorders and Comorbid Cannabis Use: How Common Is It and What Is the Clinical Impact? J Clin Psychiatry. 2018 Jun 26; 79(5).

Meacham MC, Ramo DE, Kral AH, Riley ED. Associations between medical cannabis and other drug use among unstably housed women. Int J Drug Policy. 2018 Feb; 52:45-51.

Montgomery L, Ramo D. What Did You Expect?: The Interaction Between Cigarette and Blunt vs. Non-Blunt Marijuana Use among African American Young Adults. J Subst Use. 2017; 22(6):612-616.

Wang JB, Ramo DE, Lisha NE, Cataldo JK. Medical marijuana legalization and cigarette and marijuana co-use in adolescents and adults. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2016 09 01; 166:32-8.