Legalisation of dagga in the United States is reducing violent crime - study

The legalisation of dagga in the United States is reducing violence, suggests a new study.

Legal dagga is crippling Mexican drug trafficking organisations, concludes the study, published in the peer-reviewed The Economic Journal.

Border states where dagga was legalised has seen violent crime rates fall by 13%.

The largest drop in violent crime (15%) was seen after California legalised dagga.

Whenever there is a marijuana law we observe that crime at the border decreases because suddenly there is a lot less smuggling and a lot less violence associated with that.

Evelina Gavrilova (one of the economist authors of the study)

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