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Texas university research concludes medical marijuana does not increase crime

cannabis stock photoA 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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Stephen Carter is a 30 year old journalist and information technology specialist living in Waco, Texas. He has been working with the cannabis movement since 2009. He founded Texas Cannabis Report in 2013 to bring Texans accurate cannabis related news.

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  1. March 27, 2014 at 10:06 am

    That’s great but how do we get it through to those that keep their hands over their ears.And some of the people I used to use cannabis with for some reason don’t want to do anything to help get the crime out of using it, I just don’t understand them, any way good luck to all of you for what your doing and trying to do.
    Peace and love, just a old hippy

    • coreymillia
      March 27, 2014 at 11:16 pm

      We wait for the entire generation to get too old to control anything. After they give up trying to push the lies they have profited from, to the lies they want to so badly profit from now legalizing, because they are in pain. So old and desperate that they die prescribed to the drugs that cause the pain that they have so proudly supported. The generation of failed seekers is the ones who still support prohibition, all the way to the ones that support industrial commercial regulation. Steal your rights. Grow your own!

    • Justin Adams
      April 27, 2015 at 4:19 pm

      By voting them out of office. They are obviously corrupt and in the pockets of Big Pharma that stands to lose millions if not billions on their Cancer Chemo drugs alone(which don’t work 9 out of 10 times). Thus hurting the politicians pharmaceutical heavy stock portfolio.

  2. March 27, 2014 at 10:30 am

    Reblogged this on 4:20 Smokers Blog.

  3. March 27, 2014 at 10:31 am

    I really wish we had medical cannabis I hate the “dumb dumb” pills I have to take every day all the side effects I have to put up with it’s just inhuman I wouldn’t wish it on any body. When I was using cannabis I was able to stop 3 of my prescriptions a day, but they found it in my urine and I had to stop using it or I would lose my insurance and my social security disability benefits, and I’d be homeless and hungry.

  4. March 27, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    Reblogged this on Cannabislawgirl and commented:
    Research In Texas!!

  5. March 30, 2014 at 11:48 pm

    Reblogged this on Cannabis Journal.

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  7. December 8, 2014 at 3:16 am

    Calling 4 Cannabis is a new movment with members dedicated to call their reps 2 times a month, on the 4th and the 20th of every month until they hear us!! https://www.facebook.com/events/834092353314595/?ref=2&ref_dashboard_filter=hosting

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  9. Mike Parent
    April 27, 2015 at 6:28 pm

    I’ll do them one better, legalized Cannabis doesn’t increase crime, either.