Poster or Presentation Title

Opioid Use and Public Policy

Student Author Information

Craig CloseFollow

Access Type

Campus Access Only

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Start Date

April 2019

Department

Economics

Abstract

Opioid use and overdose deaths from opioids has become an epidemic in the United States. An analysis comparing states over time to better understand what factors contribute to opioid use was performed in this study. Examining medical marijuana laws was another integral component to this research to gauge whether opioid use could be reduced by having medical marijuana available. Policy proposals for state governments and the federal government to enact are formulated in this paper based on the findings from the research.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Dr. Kicklighter, Dr. Prante, Dr. Meinke, Dr. Craig

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Opioid Use and Public Policy

Opioid use and overdose deaths from opioids has become an epidemic in the United States. An analysis comparing states over time to better understand what factors contribute to opioid use was performed in this study. Examining medical marijuana laws was another integral component to this research to gauge whether opioid use could be reduced by having medical marijuana available. Policy proposals for state governments and the federal government to enact are formulated in this paper based on the findings from the research.