Study: Adult Use Marijuana Laws Associated With Reduced Criminal Activity

ITALY: The enactment of adult use marijuana regulatory laws is associated with reduced levels of property crimes and violent criminal activity, according to data published in the Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization. Investigators from Italy’s University of Bologna evaluated the association between the enactment of adult use regulations and county level crime rates in jurisdictions in close proximity Read the full article…

A Year After Marijuana Legalization In Colorado, ‘Everything’s Fine’ Confirm Police

COLORADO:  It’s been a year since Colorado became the first state in the US to legalize marijuana, and its impact on health, crime, employment and other factors can now be more empirically measured. So, did it bring about an apocalypse leaving the streets strewn with out-of-work addicts as some Republicans feared? “We found there hasn’t been much Read the full article…

Study: Marijuana Legalization Doesn’t Increase Crime

COLORADO:  Three months after Colorado residents legalized recreational marijuana with the passage of Amendment 64 in Nov. 2012, Sheriff Tom Allman of Mendocio County, Calif. – a haven for marijuana growers – warned that an onslaught of crime was headed toward Colorado. “Thugs put on masks, they come to your house, they kick in your Read the full article…

Legalizing Medical Marijuana May Actually Reduce Crime, Study Says

Legalizing medical marijuana causes no increase in crime, according to a new study. In fact, legalized medical pot may reduce some violent crime, including homicide, University of Texas at Dallas researchers wrote in a journal article published this week. The study, published in PLOS ONE on Wednesday, appears to settle concerns, simmering since the first states approved medical Read the full article…

Legalizing Medical Marijuana May Actually Reduce Crime, Study Says

Legalizing medical marijuana causes no increase in crime, according to a new study. In fact, legalized medical pot may reduce some violent crime, including homicide, University of Texas at Dallas researchers wrote in a journal article published this week. The study, published in PLOS ONE on Wednesday, appears to settle concerns, simmering since the first states approved medical Read the full article…

No, Legalizing Medical Marijuana Doesn’t Lead To Crime, According To Actual Crime Stats

Opponents of medical marijuana envision all kinds of insidious ways that legalizing the drug might lead to crime. Make marijuana more accessible, and more people will use it. If more people use it, more will tumble through the weed “gateway” to cocaine, or worse. Those people will then engage in crime to fund their hard-drug habits, or Read the full article…