Published: April 28, 2021

A literature review, published this month by the National Bureau of Economic Research and authored by D. Mark Anderson of Montana State University and Economics Professor Daniel I. Rees, covers The Public Health Effects of Legalizing Marijuana. This working paper focuses on studies from leading economics, public policy, public health, and medical journals, and considers impacts of legalization on youth marijuana use, alcohol consumption, the abuse of prescription opioids, traffic fatalities, and crime.

Legalizing medical marijuana doesn't increase teen use, large body of research shows

The Academic Times, April 12