To date, scholarly academic research on business and management aspects of the cannabis/marijuana industry has been limited. This is not surprising given the relatively slow pace of academic research and its acceptance of new topics and domains. A summary of my own activities is provided on another page. Below I have tried to summarize available published and working papers as well as highlighting academic articles based on other industries that have insights for the cannabis industry. Suggestions for additions are always welcome. Last updated: July 27, 2019.
Journal of Cannabis Research – This new open-access journal is now accepting submissions. I am the section editor for business, commerce and the environment and welcome inquiries about potential submissions.
Scholarly Academic Articles on Marijuana Legalization and Marijuana Business
- Getting High and Low Prices: Marijuana Dispensaries and Home Values (Working Paper, Justin Tyndall, Assistant Professor, Hawaii, UBC PhD, May 2019)
- An overview of health and safety in the Colorado cannabis industry (American Journal of Industrial Medicine, June 2018)
- Legalization of Retail Marijuana in Colorado Had Positive Impact on Property Values in Denver (Sept 2017)
- The Effects of Marijuana Liberalizations: Evidence from Monitoring the Future (2017 NBER Working Paper)
- Pricing Conflict: Legal Regimes, Uncertainty, and Prices in Medical Marijuana Markets(2017 Working Paper by Cyrus Dioun and Heather Haveman)
- Marijuana Appellations: The Case for Cannabicultural Designations of Origin (2017 Law Review Article)
- Evaluating the Public Safety Effects of Colorado’s Amendment 64, Which Legalized Marijuana for Recreational Use (Student paper at Simon Fraser University)
- The Taxation of Recreational Marijuana: Evidence from Washington State (University of Oregon working paper)
- Dose of Reality: The Effect of State Marijuana Legalizations (CATO Institute, Sept 2016)
- Issues in the implementation and evolution of the commercial recreational cannabis market in Colorado (International Journal of Drug Policy, January 2016)
- A Liberalised Model for the Legislation of Cannabis in New Zealand (Law Dissertation 2016)
- Legalizing Marijuana in California: A Review of Policy Considerations (The Law and Policy Lab, Stanford Law School, 2015)
- Marijuana in the Workplace: Guidance for Occupational Health Professionals and Employers (Workplace Health & Safety, April 2015)
- Legally regulated cannabis markets in the US: Implications and possibilities (Swansea University, UK 2013)
Management Scholars Active in Scholarly Research on Cannabis
- Cyrus Dioun, Assistant Professor, CU-Denver
- Greta Hsu, Professor, UC-Davis
- Kisha Lashley, Assistant Professor, University of Virginia
- Richard Wang, Assistant Professor, Babson College
Non-Management Scholars Active in Scholarly Research on Cannabis
- Gwen Fisher, Associate Professor, I/O Program Coordinator and Director, Occupational Health Psychology Concentration, Colorado State University
- Maggie Davidson, Lecturer, Environmental Health and Management,
Natural Science (SoSH), Western Sydney University
- Justin Tyndall, Assistant Professor, Economics, University of Hawaii
Other Relevant Academic Articles From Non-Marijuana Settings
- Dobbin, Frank, and Timothy J. Dowd. (1997). How policy shapes competition: Early railroad foundings in Massachusetts. Administrative Science Quarterly 42(3): 501-529. Implications for Marijuana Industry: Insight into how government policy affects market competition within regulated industries.
- Furr and Kapur (2017). Capabilities, technologies, and firm exit during industry shakeout: Evidence from the global solar photovoltaic industry. Strategic Management Journal, Forthcoming.
- Hamm, J. 2002. Why Entrepreneurs Don’t Scale. Harvard Business Review, December 2002. 110-115. Implications for Marijuana Industry: The traits that make some entrepreneurs/founders successful during the start-up phase of their companies may not be well-suited to continued growth.
- King A. A., Lenox M. J. 2000. Industry self-regulation without sanctions: The chemical industry’s responsible care program. Academy of Management Journal, 43: 698–716. Implications for Marijuana Industry: Industry self-regulatory programs can have important benefits but require careful coordination by competing firms.
- Macher, Jeffrey & Mayo, John. (2014). Influencing Public Policymaking: Firm-, Industry- And Country-Level Determinants. Strategic Management Journal. 36.
- Moeen, M. (2017), Entry into Nascent Industries: Disentangling a Firm’s Capability Portfolio at the Time of Investment Versus Market Entry. Strat. Mgmt. J, 38: 1986–2004. Implications for marijuana industry: Highlights importance of integrative capabilities to attract investment that allows for later market entry.
- Wry, T., Lounsbury, M., & Glynn, M. A. (2011). Legitimating nascent collective identities: Coordinating cultural entrepreneurship. Organization Science, 22(2), 449-463.
University Research Centers
- Institute of Cannabis Research – CSU-Pueblo (Multi-disciplinary focus)
- Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research – University California-San Diego
- Health Research Chair in the Social Impact of Cannabis/Marijuana Use – St. Thomas University (New Brunswick, Canada)
- Humboldt Institute for Interdisciplinary Marijuana Research
- UCLA Cannabis Research Institute (Medical focus)
- UC-Irvine’s Center for the Study of Cannabis (Multi-disciplinary focus)
- Guelph Centre for Cannabis Research – University of Guelph, Canada
- Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research – McMaster University, Canada
- Cannabis investor donates $9M to Harvard, MIT for marijuana research (Fox News, April 30, 2019)