Upcoming Online Presentation:

"Using Cannabis Data to Improve Public Health and Promote Social Equity"

11:00am-noon Thursday, September 24

Free Registration Here

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Despite liberalization of cannabis laws in 47 states, ongoing federal prohibition makes it difficult to obtain data from users and producers in different locales to better understand their experiences. As more states legalize cannabis markets, regulators must have access to actionable data to make informed decisions regarding product labeling and how to provide ownership access for communities disproportionately impacted by the drug war. The COVID-19 pandemic has also generated questions about how use patterns have been impacted by shelter-in-place orders. The purpose of this session is to share highlights from cannabis research using survey primary and secondary data to answer these questions about cannabis use and policy impacts in different contexts. This presentation is part of a Data Fair hosted by the ICPSR at the University of Michigan.

"Making Sense of Negative Experiences with Cannabis Edibles: Panel Survey Results" - Dr. Josh Meisel

"Cannabis Use and Covid-19" - Drs. Whitney Ogle, Ronnie Swartz, and Josh Meisel
"Cannabis Social Equity Programs" - Dr. Dominic Corva



New Research

Corva, Dominic. 2019. Humboldt County Cannabis Equity Assessment.

Meisel, Joshua,Tara Marie Watson, and Jared Wesley. 2019. "Eliminate Restrictions Preventing Cannabis Research." Policy Options. November  22.

Silvaggio, Tony. Where there's smoke: The environmental science, public policy, and politics of marijuana, forthcoming 2018.

Meisel, Joshua. Hidden in Plain Sight: Cannabis Cultivation in the Emerald Triangle, 2017.

Eschker et al. Standardized Regulatory Impact Assessment for proposed regulations on medical cannabis manufacturers, 2016-17.

Eschker, Erick. "Medical Marijuana Dispensary Survival and Delivery, California 2015-16" 

Eschker, Erick. "Active Medical Marijuana Dispensaries in California, 2015" 

Krissman, Fred. "America's Largest Cannabis Labor Market" 2016

Butler, Edie. "Bibliography for Marijuana in North West California" and "Timeline of Marijuana Events in North West California" 2015

Gabriel MW, Woods LW, Wengert GM, Stephenson N, Higley JM, Thompson C, et al. "Patterns of Natural and Human-Caused Mortality Factors of a Rare Forest Carnivore, the Fisher (Pekania pennanti) in Californiaa" 2015

Eschker, Erick, Joshua Meisel and Jeff Grabinski. "College Students Working in the Marijuana Industry" 2014


We have released the special edition on Current Perspectives on Marijuana and Society in the Humboldt Journal of Social Relations, co-edited by Professors Ronnie Swartz and Beth Wilson.


Formed in 2012, HIIMR seeks to improve the economic, social, physical, and environmental health of individuals and communities through the interdisciplinary scientific study of marijuana. Members of HIIMR will: Design, conduct, analyze, and disseminate research, Provide applied expertise to policy makers, researchers, health professionals, businesses, and the media, and Archive and provide access to source materials (raw data, media)

Contact Us


Dr. Dominic Corva. phone: 206.228.0509 • email: dominic.corva@humboldt.edu

Dr. Josh Meisel, Professor of Sociology. phone: 707.826.4446 • email: meisel@humboldt.edu