Crime and the Legalization of Recreational Marijuana
- Publisher: Bonn: Institute of Labor Economics (IZA)
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First-pass evidence is provided that the legalization of the cannabis market across US states is inducing a crime drop.
We exploit the staggered legalization of recreational marijuana enacted by the adjacent states of Washington (end of 2012) and Oregon (end of 2014)...