Tuesday, March 19, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM CDT
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State Capitol, Room 411 South 
2 E. Main St.
Madison, WI 53703

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Sam Austin
Evidence-Based Health Policy Project - UW-Madison Population Health Institute


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Just the Facts:
What the Evidence Says (and Doesn't) About Medical Marijuana
An EBHPP Capitol Briefing

Due to high interest in this briefing and space constraints in the Capitol, registration for the general public has closed (seats are still available for legislators and legislative staff). Please follow the link below to add your name to the waitlist. EBHPP staff will contact individuals on the waitlist if additional seating becomes available, and all waitlist registrants will receive links to materials and video following the briefing.

If you are a legislator or legislative staff please contact Sam Austin at svaustin@wisc.edu to register to attend.

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States across the country are implementing legislation on medical and recreational marijuana use, and local ballot initiatives in Wisconsin show support for discussion of the issue here. Join the EBHPP for a Capitol Briefing that aims to help inform this discussion in Wisconsin by taking a look at what we know (and don't know) about the health effects of cannabis, and a look at the implementation of these laws in other states.

Featuring presentations from...

Mike Queensland, JD
Senior Staff Attorney, Wisconsin Legislative Council
Mr. Queensland will provide a brief overview of current law in Wisconsin

Robert Wallace, MD, MSc
Professor and Irene Ensminger Stecher Professor in Cancer Research, University of Iowa College of Public Health
Dr. Wallace will discuss the evidence on the health effects of cannabis, and his involvement in a 2017 National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine report on this topic

Karmen Hanson, MA
Behavioral Health Program Director, National Conference of State Legislatures
Ms. Hanson will discuss the implementation of medical and recreational cannabis laws in other states, public health and public safety considerations, issues of revenue and taxation, and other considerations


The Evidence-Based Health Policy Project works to connect research and expertise generated at the University and elsewhere into the state health-policymaking process, to improve the health or our state. The project is a partnership of the UW Population Health Insitute, the La Follette School of Public Affairs at UW-Madison, and the Wisconsin Legislative Council. Funding provided by the Wisconsin Partnership Program, the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, and the UW-Madison Chancellor's Office.