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Anderson Publishes Article in Journal of Economic

Posted: 10/16/2022 (CSDE Research)

CSDE External Affiliate D. Mark Anderson and colleague Daniel Rees have recently had a paper accepted in the Journal of Economic Literature titled “The Public Health Effects of Legalizing Marijuana”. This publication reviews literature from various disciplines on the public health consequences of legalizing marijuana and considers outcomes such as youth marijuana use, alcohol consumption, abuse of prescriptive opioids, traffic fatalities, and crime. They find that it is not yet clear how legalizing marijuana for recreational purposes will affect these and other important health outcomes, but future data will help inform prior drawn conclusions.

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