Todd's PhD thesis is a multi-source investigation of issues that arise from the implementation and evolution of the recreational cannabis market in Colorado. As the world's first fully commercialised seed to sale legal marijuana market for adults, Colorado is an important example to begin examining early consequences of specific policy choices.
Todd completed his BSc (hons) in Sociology while living in Copenhagen, Denmark. With a background in business, he has worked in Denmark for 10 years, China for 7 years and Australia for 8 years among other ventures.
In 2017 Todd was awarded the Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarship (formerly known as Australian Postgraduate Award or APA) and the Curtin Research Scholarship (CRS) for students with exceptional research potential.
In recent times Todd completed postgraduate courses in quantitative and qualitative health research methodologies with distinction and high distinction respectively.
He is also a lecturer with La Trobe University (Sydney campus) on the Health Information Management (HIM) program where he teaches data analytics in health care and other evidence-based research subjects.
Declaration: Todd runs website www.marijuanasurveys.org that offers research and analysis of legal cannabis markets in North America and also founded www.medicalcannabisdoctors.com.au - a non-profit site that aims to connect medical cannabis patients and doctors in Australia.
Conference Papers and Presentations
Subritzky, T., Pettigrew, S., & Lenton, S. (2016). Testing times: issues with potency and pesticides in Colorado’s commercial recreational marijuana market - Paper presented at International Society for the Study of Drug Policy (ISSDP 2016) Satellite Conference in Auckland, May 11 -12, 2016
Subritzky, T., Pettigrew, S., & Lenton, S. (2016). Smoke and mirrors: issues relating to data collection and impact assessment in Colorado’s recreational cannabis market - Paper presented at International Society for the Study of Drug Policy (ISSDP 2016) Conference in Sydney, May 16 -18, 2016
Subritzky, T., Lenton, S., & Pettigrew, S. (2017). Developing regulations for pesticide usage on marijuana crops in Colorado – Paper presented at The 1st Annual Institute of Cannabis Research Conference at Colorado State University-Pueblo, Colorado, USA, April 28-30, 2017
Subritzky, T. (2018) Cannabis and the spectrum of wellness. Presented at Hemposium Conference, Mardi Grass, NSW May 4, 2018
Subritzky, T. (2018) The strengths and weaknesses of the Colorado cannabis legalisation scheme – presented at NDRI Annual Symposium in Melbourne, November 22, 2018 http://ndri.curtin.edu.au/news-events/ndri-events/2018-annual-symposium