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Report Massachusetts Department of Public Health Marijuana Research

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Binder organization: Department of Public Health
Date published: July 9, 2019

The Marijuana Baseline Health Study (MBHS)

A legislative mandate required the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) to conduct a baseline study to investigate three topics:

  1. Patterns of use, methods of consumption, and general perceptions of marijuana
  2. Incidents of impaired driving and hospitalization related to marijuana use; and
  3. Economic and fiscal impacts for state and local governments

This study, referred to as the Marijuana Baseline Health Study (MBHS), was conducted by DPH, under the leadership of the DPH Commissioner, in consultation with the Executive Office of Health and Human Services, the Executive Office for Administration and Finance, and the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security.




Marc A. Nascarella, PhD, Principal Investigator (617) 624-5757