The Potential Impact of Legalizing Marijuana : An Examination with Respect to Health, Crime, and Economy

Title

The Potential Impact of Legalizing Marijuana : An Examination with Respect to Health, Crime, and Economy

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Description

By Szde Yu, College at Brockport faculty member.

This project examines the potential impact of legalizing marijuana with respect to health, crime, and the economy. The findings do not favor or refute marijuana legalization exclusively. The results are mixed. Although marijuana use is harmful to health, medical marijuana appears to be worth being considered. Little evidence shows marijuana use contributes to the commission of crimes. Legalizing marijuana is unlikely to significantly affect property crime and violent crime either positively or negatively. Research findings suggest that legalizing hemp production will bring considerable profits to the economy, while possible negative impact on traditional industries should be evaluated in research. This book is most suitable for students or scholars who are interested in studying issues regarding drug legalization. It offers an impartial overview about what aspects need to be taken into account when debating on drug legalization.

ISBN

9783639194746

Publication Date

2009

Publication Information

Saarbrücken : VDM Verlag Dr. Müller, 2009.

iv, 66 p. ; 22 cm.

Disciplines

Criminal Law

Department

Criminal Justice

Comments

Located at Drake Library at: HV5822.M3 Y8 2009