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Publications

Below is a list of publications authored by Center researchers on topics including medical marijuana, young adult cannabis users, drug dependence, and medical marijuana dispensaries.

Featured Publications

2017

Lankenau, S. E., Fedorova, E. V., Reed, M., Schrager, S. M., Iverson, E., & Wong, C. F. (2017). Marijuana practices and patterns of use among young adult medical marijuana patients and non-patient marijuana users. Drug and alcohol dependence, 170, 181–188. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2016.10.025

2018

Lankenau, S. E., Ataiants, J., Mohanty, S., Schrager, S., Iverson, E., & Wong, C. F. (2018). Health conditions and motivations for marijuana use among young adult medical marijuana patients and non-patient marijuana users. Drug and alcohol review, 37(2), 237–246. https://doi.org/10.1111/dar.12534

Lankenau, S. E., Kioumarsi, A., Reed, M., McNeeley, M., Iverson, E., & Wong, C. F. (2018). Becoming a medical marijuana user. The International journal on drug policy, 52, 62–70. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2017.11.018

2019

Fedorova, E. V., Schrager, S. M., Robinson, L. F., Cepeda, A., Wong, C. F., Iverson, E., & Lankenau, S. E. (2019). Illicit drug use and prescription drug misuse among young adult medical cannabis patients and non-patient users in Los Angeles. Drug and alcohol dependence 198, 21–27. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2019.01.026

Lankenau, S. E., Tabb, L. P., Kioumarsi, A., Ataiants, J., Iverson, E., & Wong, C. F. (2019). Density of Medical Marijuana Dispensaries and Current Marijuana Use among Young Adult Marijuana Users in Los Angeles. Substance use & misuse, 54(11), 1862–1874. https://doi.org/10.1080/10826084.2019.1618332

2020

Fedorova, E. V., Schrager, S. M., Robinson, L. F., Roth, A. M., Wong, C. F., Iverson, E., & Lankenau, S. E. (2020). Developmental trajectories of illicit drug use, prescription drug misuse and cannabis practices among young adult cannabis users in Los Angeles. Drug and alcohol review, 39(6), 743–752. https://doi.org/10.1111/dar.13078

Fedorova, E. V., Roth, A. M., Cepeda, A., Wong, C. F., Iverson, E., & Lankenau, S. E. (2020). The Role of Life Events/Contextual Factors and Cannabis Use in Patterns of Other Drug Use Among Young Adult Cannabis Users in Los Angeles: A Qualitative Inquiry. Journal of drug issues, 50(2), 157–172. https://doi.org/10.1177/0022042619900205

Reed, M., Kioumarsi, A., Ataiants, J., Fedorova, E. V., Iverson, E., Wong, C. F., & Lankenau, S. E. (2020). Marijuana sources in a medical marijuana environment: dynamics in access and use among a cohort of young adults in Los Angeles, California. Drugs (Abingdon, England), 27(1), 69–78. https://doi.org/10.1080/09687637.2018.1557595

Tran, N. K., Goldstein, N. D., Purtle, J., Massey, P. M., Lankenau, S. E., Suder, J. S., & Tabb, L. P. (2020). The heterogeneous effect of marijuana decriminalization policy on arrest rates in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2009-2018. Drug and alcohol dependence, 212, 108058. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2020.108058

2021

Ataiants, J., Fedorova, E.V, Wong, C.F., Iverson, E., & Lankenau, S.E. (2021). Pain profiles among young adult cannabis users: An analysis of antecedent factors and distal outcomes. Substance Use & Misuse, 56(8):1144-1154. https://doi.org/10.1080/10826084.2021.1910707

Fedorova, E. V., Wong, C. F., Ataiants, J., Iverson, E., Conn, B. M., & Lankenau, S. E. (2021). Cannabidiol (CBD) and other drug use among young adults who use cannabis in Los Angeles.Drug and alcohol dependence, 221, 108648. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2021.108648

Fedorova, E.V, Ataiants, J., Wong, C.F., Iverson, E., & Lankenau, S.E. (2021). Changes in medical cannabis patient status before and after cannabis legalization in California: Associations with cannabis and other drug use. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, 27:1-11. https://doi.org/10.1080/02791072.2021.1926604

Wong, C.F, Mendez, S.E., Conn, B., Iverson, E., & Lankenau, S.E. (2021). Attitudes and beliefs about recreational cannabis legalization among cannabis-using young adults in Los Angeles: Impact on concurrent cannabis practices and problematic cannabis use. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 228:109104 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2021.109053

2022

Brammer, W.A., Conn, B.M., Iverson, E., Lankenau, S.E., Dodson, C., & Wong, C.F. (2022). Coping motives mediate the association of trauma history with problematic cannabis use in young adult medical cannabis patients and non-patient cannabis users. Substance Use & Misuse, 57(5):684-697. https://doi.org/10.1080/10826084.2022.2026970

DiGuiseppi, G. T., Fedorova, E. V., Lankenau, S. E., Davis, J. P., & Wong, C. F. (in press). Egocentric network characteristics and cannabis use in a sample of young adult medical cannabis patients and non-patient users. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.

Fedorova, E.V., Wong, C.F, Conn, B., Ataiants, J., Iverson, E., & Lankenau, S.E. (2022) COVID-19's impact on substance use and well-being of younger adult cannabis users in California: A mixed methods inquiry. Journal of Drug Issues, 52(2):207-224. https://doi.org/10.1177/00220426211052673

Khurana, S., Fedorova, E.V., Kaur, H., Mitchell, A., Kosdon, S., Ataiants, J., Conn, B., Wong, C.F., & Lankenau, S.E. (in press). “I feel validated”: Participation in a medical cannabis program in the context of legalized recreational use. Journal of Drug Issues. https://doi.org/10.1177/00220426221097924