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Policing cannabis and drug related hospital admissions: Evidence from administrative records

Authors
  • Kelly, Elaine
  • Rasul, Imran1, 2
  • 1 Institute for Fiscal Studies
  • 2 University College London
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Public Economics
Publisher
Elsevier BV
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2014
Accepted Date
Jan 22, 2014
Volume
112
Pages
89–114
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.jpubeco.2014.01.008
Source
Elsevier
Keywords
License
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Abstract

•We evaluate the impact of depenalizing the possession of cannabis.•We find this had significant impacts on hospital admissions for hard drug use.•Some cohorts experience impacts three to four years post-policy.

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