Texas university research concludes medical marijuana does not increase crime
A new study out of the University of Texas at Dallas has concluded that in states where medical marijuana has been legalized, crime has not increased.
Despite the unfounded fears of legalization critics, the study showed that legalizing medical marijuana may in fact decrease homicide and assault rates. The study poured over 17 years of data.
This would mean that legalizing cannabis for medicinal use actually decreases crime. This follows previous studies which have shown that legalized medical marijuana decreases suicide rates by five percent and traffic fatalities.
Researchers stated, “these findings run counter to arguments suggesting the legalization of marijuana for medical purposes poses a danger to public health in terms of exposure to violent crime and property crimes.”
By: Stephen Carter
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