Since early 2017, one of the issues revolving around legalized marijuana was generated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
An adamant opponent of legal marijuana, Sessions said in February that legalizing marijuana ends up creating violent crime. He said had this information from experts. To this point, he has not furnished that data, but it has raised the question:
Does legalized marijuana lead to higher crime?
So far, studies show that is not the case. A recent study in California actually showed just the opposite.
No Dispensary, Higher Crime
The study by researchers from the University of Southern California and published in the Journal of Urban Economics, compared crime data in Los Angeles neighborhoods where dispensaries were closed by the city with areas where dispensaries remained open. The researchers wrote, “Contrary to popular wisdom, we find an immediate increase in crime around dispensaries ordered to close
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