Christian Maynard


Washington State University, 2022
M.A. in Sociology

Illinois State University, Normal, IL 2020
B.S. in Sociology, Magna Cum Laude

Danville Area Community College, Danville, IL 2018
A.A. in Sociology, Cum Laude


Crime and Drug Policy, Cannabis Use, Consumption Techniques, Availability, Perceived Risks, Drug Decriminalization

Research Interests

My current research interest focuses on the effect of cannabis legalization policies for cannabis consumption among adolescents. Moreover, I emphasize differences across consumption techniques- edible, smoke, vape use. Finally, I consider key mechanisms of legalization, such as reported availability and perceived risks. 

Selected Publications

Maynard, Christian P., and Jennifer Schwartz. 2023. “Cannabis Vaping among High School Seniors in Adult-Use, Medical, and Prohibited Legal Contexts.” Drug and Alcohol Dependence Reports 100136. doi: 10.1016/j.dadr.2023.100136

Maynard, Christian P. 2021. “Vaping in the Context of Delinquency Among Adolescents: A Cross-Sectional Comparison Among Alcohol and Cigarette Use.” Journal of Drug Issues 002204262110022. doi: 10.1177/00220426211002259

Selected Presentations

“US Cannabis Legalization Contexts 2015–2021: Cannabis Use by Edible, Smoking, Vaping and Perceived Risks Among Adolescents” [paper] American Society of Criminology. Philadelphia, PA. November 2023

 “From Smoke Clouds to Vape Clouds: A study of Substance Use and Delinquency,” American Sociological Association Conference. San Francisco, CA. August 2020.

“The Get-Acquainted Process as a Function of Mode of Communication,” Midwest Psychological Association. Chicago, IL. April 2020.