A source of rigorous legal data for researchers and detailed policy information for the public.
PDAPS was created with funding from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to track key state laws related to prescription drug abuse. Click on any topic area to reach an interactive page where you can investigate the history and features of the law, or download data and other documentation for research.
State opioid-related policies relevant to the criminal justice system.
Incarceration Effects on Medicaid Status
Involuntary Commitment for Substance Use
Medicaid Coverage of Medication Assisted Treatment
Medication Assisted Treatment in State Correctional Facilities
State laws aimed at promoting the safety of people who use drugs and mitigating drug-related harm.
Good Samaritan Overdose Prevention Laws
Naloxone Overdose Prevention Laws
Syringe Services Programs Laws
State laws and regulations governing the production, transport, sale, quality and consumption of marijuana for therapeutic purposes.
Medical Marijuana Caregiver Rules
Medical Marijuana Dispensaries
Medical Marijuana Laws for Patients
Medical Marijuana Product Safety
State laws related to Medications for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD) treatment
COVID-19 Mitigation Laws at State Correctional Facilities Relating to Opioid Use Disorder Treatment
COVID-19 State Medicaid Waivers for Substance Use Disorder Treatment
Commercial Insurance and Medicaid Coverage of Medications for Opioid Use Disorder Treatment
Increasing Access to Buprenorphine and Methadone During COVID-19
Requirements for Licensure and Operations of Medications for Opioid Use Disorder Treatment
State laws and regulations on various legal mechanisms used to control access to opioids.
Direct Dispensing of Controlled Substances Laws
Informed Consent for Opioid Prescribing Laws
Opioid Prescribing Guidelines for Acute and Emergency Care
State Laws Limiting Prescriptions for Opioid Analgesics
State laws and regulations governing the operation and use of programs tracking prescription and dispensing of controlled substances.
PDMP Reporting and Authorized Use
Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Laws: Reporting, Mandates & Access, 2014-2019
Datasets on related drug law topics that provide an overview of the state laws and regulations governing these domains
Medication-Assisted Treatment with Methadone (MAT) Laws
State Laws Directing Opioid Litigation Proceeds