The Effect of Medical Marijuana Laws on Crime
March 27, 2014 10:41 PM Subscribe
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"Debate has surrounded the legalization of marijuana for medical purposes for decades.
Some have argued medical marijuana legalization (MML) poses a threat to public health and safety, perhaps also affecting crime rates ... we analyzed the association between state MML and state crime rates ... Results did not indicate a crime exacerbating effect of MML on any of the Part I offenses. Alternatively, state MML may
be correlated with a reduction in homicide and assault rates, net of other covariates." (Press Release
"marijuana legalization may lead to a reduction in alcohol use ... it may turn out that substituting marijuana for alcohol leads to minor reductions in violent crimes that can be detected at the state level."