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Crime and the legalization of recreational Marijuana / Davide Dragone (University of Bologna), Giovanni Prarolo (University of Bologna), Paolo Vanin (University of Bologna), Giulio Zanella (University of Bologna and IZA) ; IZA, Institute of Labor Economics
VerfasserDragone, Davide In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen ; Prarolo, Giovanni In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen ; Vanin, Paolo In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen ; Zanella, Giulio In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen
KörperschaftForschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen
ErschienenBonn, Germany : IZA Institute of Labor Economics, January 2017
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SerieDiscussion paper ; no. 10522
URNurn:nbn:de:hbz:5:2-110711 Persistent Identifier (URN)
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We provide first-pass evidence that the legalization of the cannabis market across US states may be inducing a crime drop. Exploiting the recent staggered legalization enacted by the adjacent states of Washington (end of 2012) and Oregon (end of 2014) we find, combining county-level difference-in-differences and spatial regression discontinuity designs, that the legalization of recreational marijuana caused a significant reduction of rapes and thefts on the Washington side of the border in 2013-2014 relative to the Oregon side and relative to the pre-legalization years 2010-2012. We also find evidence that the legalization increased consumption of marijuana and reduced consumption of other drugs and both ordinary and binge alcohol.