Increasing proof suggests that health-related marijuana laws have harm reduction effects across a range of outcomes associated to risky overall health behaviors. This study investigates the effect of health-related marijuana laws on self-reported overall health employing information from the Behavioral Danger Issue Surveillance Technique from 1993 to 2013. In our analyses we separately recognize the impact of a health-related marijuana law and the effect of subsequent active and legally protected dispensaries. Our key outcomes show surprisingly restricted improvements in self-reported overall health following the legalization of health-related marijuana and legally protected dispensaries. Subsample analyses reveal robust improvements in overall health amongst non-white folks, these reporting chronic discomfort, and these with a higher college degree, driven predominately by no matter if or not the state had active and legally protected dispensaries. We also complement the evaluation by evaluating the effect on risky overall health behaviors and locate that the aforementioned demographic groups encounter huge reductions in alcohol consumption following 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.