ResearchProjects

Health and Social Consequences of Marijuana Legalization
Funded by: National Institute on Drug Abuse
Project dates: August 2016 - May 2021
Principal Investigator: Cerdá, Magdalena
PROJECT DESCRIPTION

This study examines the relationship between enactment of a national, regulated model of marijuana legalization and changes in substance use, mental illness, and traffic injury rates in Uruguay.

Abstract on NIH RePORTER
Related Publications
Laqueur H, Rivera-Aguirre A, Shev A, Castillo-Carniglia A, Rudolph KE, Ramirez J, Martins SS, Cerda M (2020).
The impact of cannabis legalization in Uruguay on adolescent cannabis use
International Journal of Drug Policy, 80, 102748. doi: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2020.102748.

Castillo-Carniglia A, Rivera-Aguirre A, Calvo E, Queirolo R, Keyes KM, Cerda M (2020).
Trends in marijuana use in two Latin-American countries: An age, period, and cohort study
Addiction [Epub 2020 Mar 20]. doi: 10.1111/add.15058.

Schleimer JP, Rivera-Aguirre AE, Castillo-Carniglia A, Laqueur HS, Rudolph KE, Suarez H, Ramirez J, Cadenas N, Somoza M, Brasesco MV, Martins SS, Cerda M (2019).
Investigating how perceived risk and availability of marijuana relate to marijuana use among adolescents in Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay over time
Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 201, 115-126. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2019.03.029. PMCID: PMC7075484.

Perlmutter AS, Rivera-Aguirre AE, Mauro PM, Castillo-Carniglia A, Rodriguez N, Cadenas N, Cerda M, Martins SS (2019).
Sex differences in nonmedical prescription tranquilizer and stimulant use trends among secondary school students in Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay
Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 205, 107607. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2019.107607. PMCID: PMC6943976.