|Titre :||Before the grand opening. Measuring Washington state's marijuana market in the last year before legalized commercial sales|
|Auteurs :||B. KILMER ; J. P. CAULKINS ; G. MIDGETTE ; L. DAHLKEMPER ; R. J. MACCOUN ; R. L. PACULA|
|Type de document :||Rapport|
|Editeur :||Santa Monica, CA : Rand Corporation, 2013|
|Collection :||Research Reports, num. RR-466-WSLCB|
|Format :||68 p. + 43 p. (ann.) / ann.|
|Note générale :||Prepared for the Washington State Liquor Control Board/BOTEC Analysis Corporation|
|Discipline :||MAR (Marchés / Markets)|
Thésaurus TOXIBASECANNABIS ; MARCHE DE LA DROGUE ; LEGALISATION ; VENTE ; PROFIL SOCIO-DEMOGRAPHIQUE ; DIFFUSION DES PRODUITS ; PREVALENCE ; TETRAHYDROCANNABINOL ; CONSOMMATION
In 2012, Washington state voters passed Initiative 502 (I-502), which removed the prohibition on the production, distribution, and possession of marijuana for nonmedical purposes and required the state to regulate and tax a new marijuana industry. Legalization of possession went into effect almost immediately, but the revolutionary aspect of the law - allowing businesses to openly produce and distribute commercial-scale quantities for nonmedical use - is expected to be fully implemented in 2014.
Decision-makers in Washington need baseline information about the amount of marijuana that is currently consumed in the state for many reasons. This RAND report estimates the total weight of marijuana consumed in Washington in 2013 using data from existing household surveys as well as information from a new web-based consumption survey. Although the principal motivation for the study was estimating the size of the market, the report also describes various characteristics of the market, including traits of marijuana users in Washington and how they obtain marijuana.
* Marijuana consumption in Washington in 2013 is larger than the 85 metric tons (MT) previously projected by the Washington Office of Financial Management.
* It is difficult to know by how much surveys understate actual consumption.
* Three counties account for about 50 percent of marijuana users in Washington.
* The literature is surprisingly thin concerning how much marijuana users consume during a typical day of use.
* Multiple datasets provide information about the potency of the marijuana consumed in Washington.
|Note de contenu :||
2. Size of the marijuana market in Washington in 2013
3. Distribution of past-month marijuana users and amount consumed across counties
4. Characteristics of Washington's marijuana users and their methods of obtaining marijuana
Appendix A: Cannabis consumption survey
Appendix B: Undercounting/misreporting in the National Survey on Drug Use and Health
Appendix C: Insights about marijuana potency in Washington State
|Domaine :||Drogues illicites / Illicit drugs|
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