Crime and the legalization of recreational marijuana

Research, Article English OPEN
Dragone, Davide; Prarolo, Giovanni; Vanin, Paolo; Zanella, Giulio;
(2017)
  • Publisher: Bonn: Institute of Labor Economics (IZA)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1016/j.jebo.2018.02.005
  • Subject: K42 | cannabis | recreational marijuana | crime | cannabis, recreational marijuana, crime | K23
    • ddc: ddc:330
    mesheuropmc: health care economics and organizations | mental disorders

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)... View more
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