Developing proof suggests that health-related marijuana laws have harm reduction effects across a wide variety of outcomes connected to risky well being behaviors. This study investigates the effect of health-related marijuana laws on self-reported well being utilizing information from the Behavioral Danger Issue Surveillance Method from 1993 to 2013. In our analyses we separately determine the impact of a health-related marijuana law and the effect of subsequent active and legally protected dispensaries. Our key final results show surprisingly restricted improvements in self-reported well being right after the legalization of health-related marijuana and legally protected dispensaries. Subsample analyses reveal sturdy improvements in well being amongst non-white men and women, these reporting chronic discomfort, and these with a higher college degree, driven predominately by whether or not or not the state had active and legally protected dispensaries. We also complement the evaluation by evaluating the effect on risky well being behaviors and discover that the aforementioned demographic groups expertise substantial reductions in alcohol consumption right after the implementation of a health-related marijuana law.
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PMID: 31618173 DOI: 10.1515/fhep-2019-0002
Andreyeva E1,two, Ukert B1,two.