Legalizing medical marijuana may actually reduce crime, study says

The Huffington Post (US web)
Thursday, March 27, 2014

mm-homicideLegalizing medical marijuana causes no increase in crime, according to a new study. In fact, legalized medical pot may reduce some violent crime, including homicide, University of Texas at Dallas researchers wrote in a journal article published this week. The study appears to settle concerns, simmering since the first states approved medical marijuana nearly two decades ago, that legalization would lead to more crime.