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Policy Workgroup


Build public support for conventional enforcement of existing laws.

While current laws regarding marijuana and alcohol exist, there is varying enforcement of these laws. This is in part due to no public insistence that these laws be enforced (and potentially the public doesn’t want these laws enforced).

Workgroup Members

Ben Tisdel

Carol Friedrich

Lissette Riviere

Tanner Kingery, Chair

Demand Theory dictates that a combination of price, perception of enforcement, and probability of enforcement predict substance use among youth.  As youth often obtain substances free from friends, the perception of enforcement and likelihood of consequences are critical factors influencing substance use.  The conventional enforcement of existing laws may be more effective than enacting harsher penalties through policy change.  That is why it is our goal to build on the public support that we have in the community to enforce the laws that we have on the books.