Legalizing marijuana for adult use is associated with an increase in workforce productivity and a decrease in workplace injuries, according to a new study partly funded by the federal government. In a working paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research, researchers looked at the impact of recreational cannabis legalization on workers’ compensation claims among older adults. They found declines in such filings “both in terms of the propensity to receive benefits and benefit amount” in states that have enacted the policy change.

Kyle Jaeger, Marijuana Moment, 02/23/2021 08:49:00

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