With the sale of recreational cannabis across the state beginning April 1, The University of New Mexico is offering a variety of faculty experts who can speak about how this legislation will impact New Mexicans.

UNM Faculty Experts 

Professor Tim Krebs
Political Science
Area of Expertise: New Mexico legislative process and procedures, political impact, general political inquiries.

Associate Professor Sarah Stith
Area of Expertise: Therapeutic uses of cannabis and variation in patient-reported effectiveness across types of products, labor market effects of cannabis legalization (e.g., employment, job openings, wages), and substitution between cannabis and conventional pharmaceutical medications. The economics and regulation of cannabis markets.

Professor Katie Witkiewitz
CASAA (Center on Alcohol, Substance Use and Addictions)
Area of Expertise: Prevention, brief interventions, and treatment of cannabis use, and other substance use disorders.

Assistant Professor Nathan Pentkowski
Area of Expertise: Neuropharmacological mechanisms of action of cannabis and other drugs of abuse. 

Professor Maryam Ahranjani
School of Law
Area of Expertise: Criminal law and procedure, federalism concerns about the legalization of marijuana, privacy interests protected under the Fourth Amendment.

Media contact Marissa Lucero to schedule interviews.