THE MILBANK QUARTERLY
A MULTIDISCIPLINARY JOURNAL OF
POPULATION HEALTH and Health Policy
Impact Factor: 5.061
ISI Journal Citation Reports® 2013 Rankings: 1/70 (Health Policy & Services); 3/85 (Health Care Sciences & Services)

Christopher F. Koller, Publisher
Howard Markel, Editor-in-Chief
Tara Strome, Assistant Managing Editor

From The Current Issue

From the Editor-in-Chief | June 2014

Opposite the Editorial Page: Introducing a New Feature in The Milbank Quarterly

With this issue of The Milbank Quarterly, we introduce a new Op-Ed section that we hope will stimulate conversation and add value to the complicated nexus of health care, population health, and public health policy.

By Howard Markel

June 2014

The Op-Eds

Our new Op-Ed section features eight of the best minds currently working to improve the public's health. In this issue, they tackle the subjects of government regulation of diet, the perils of health care nostalgia, insurance payments for family planning, and Medicare physician payment reform.

Original Investigation | June 2014

Waiting for the Opportune Moment: The Tobacco Industry and Marijuana Legalization

Our lead article documents the intertwined history of Big Tobacco and marijuana legalization. Making adept use of the UCSF Legacy Tobacco Documents Library collection, the article reveals Big Tobacco's long-standing interest in getting in the "pot business."

By Rachel Ann Barry, Heikki Hiilamo, and Stanton A. Glantz

Commentary | June 2014

Commentary: Experimenting with Pot: The State of Colorado's Legalization of Marijuana

As one of the first states to legalize marijuana, Colorado is "a testing ground for this experiment in marijuana legalization." John W. Hickenlooper, governor of Colorado, provides an "on the ground" commentary on the realities of these new policy dilemmas.

By Governor John W. Hickenlooper