It’s Official: Legal Weed Does Not Lead to Increased Crime, Study Confirms

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Crime rates in Colorado and Washington didn't change after legalizing adult-use cannabis, proving that the supposed link between weed and violent crime is yet another prohibitionist myth.

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A rigorous new research study has confirmed prior research findings: Cannabis legalization is not linked to an increase in violent crime, as prohibitionists often claim.

The study, conducted by researchers from Washington State University, Stockton University in New Jersey, and the University of Utah, examined 20 years worth of FBI crime statistics to determine whether violent crimes increased in states that legalized weed compared to states that did not. The results of this research, which was funded by a grant from...

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