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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10143/322258
Title:
Does liberalizing cannabis laws increase cannabis use?
Authors:
Williams, Jenny; Bretteville-Jensen, Anne Line
Citation:
Does liberalizing cannabis laws increase cannabis use? 2014, 36:20-32 J Health Econ

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dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Jennyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBretteville-Jensen, Anne Lineen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-27T13:40:37Z-
dc.date.available2014-06-27T13:40:37Z-
dc.date.issued2014-07-
dc.identifier.citationDoes liberalizing cannabis laws increase cannabis use? 2014, 36:20-32 J Health Econen_GB
dc.identifier.issn1879-1646-
dc.identifier.pmid24727348-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jhealeco.2014.03.006-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10143/322258-
dc.description.abstractA key question in the ongoing policy debate over cannabis' legal status is whether liberalizing cannabis laws leads to an increase in cannabis use. This paper provides new evidence on the impact of a specific type of liberalization, decriminalization, on initiation into cannabis use. Our identification strategy exploits variation in the timing of cannabis policy reforms and our estimation framework marries a difference-in-difference approach with a discrete time duration model. Our results reveal evidence of both heterogeneity and dynamics in the response of cannabis uptake to decriminalization. Overall, we find that the impact of decriminalization is concentrated amongst minors, who have a higher rate of uptake in the first five years following its introduction.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Journal of health economicsen_GB
dc.titleDoes liberalizing cannabis laws increase cannabis use?en
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.typepeer revieweden
dc.identifier.journalJournal of health economicsen_GB
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