Study: Not in my backyard? Not so fast. The effect of marijuana legalization on neighborhood crime

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The effect of marijuana legalization on neighborhood crime Authors lJeffreyBrinkmana DavidMok-Lammeab https://doi.org/10.1016/j.regsciurbeco.2019.103460Get rights and content Abstract This paper studies the effects of marijuana legalization on neighborhood crime and documents the patterns in retail dispensary locations over time using detailed micro-level data from Denver, Colorado. Reductions in crime are highly localized, with no evidence of spillover benefits to adjacent neighborhoods. To account for endogenous retail dispensary locations, we use a novel identification strategy that exploits exogenous changes in demand across different locations arising from the increased importance of external markets after the legalization of recreational marijuana sales. Analysis of detailed crime categories provides insights into the mechanisms underlying the reductions. Not in my backyard?

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Not in my backyard? Not so fast. The effect of marijuana legalization on neighborhood crime

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lJeffreyBrinkmana DavidMok-Lammeab https://doi.org/10.1016/j.regsciurbeco.2019.103460Get...

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