Crime Rates Drop After Marijuana Dispensaries Open Nearby, Study Finds

One concern that marijuana legalization opponents often voice is the fear that dispensaries will increase local criminal activity. But a new study found the opposite to be true.
Crime Rates Drop After Marijuana Dispensaries Open Nearby, Study Finds

“The results imply that an additional dispensary in a neighborhood leads to a reduction of 17 crimes per month per 10,000 residents, which corresponds to roughly a 19 percent decline relative to the average crime rate over the sample period,” the researchers said.

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