Four University of Texas at Dallas criminology researchers have just published an article that supports the argument that medical marijuana legalization does not pose a danger to public health in terms of violent crimes.

Their method of research relied on analyzing the association between state medical marijuana legalization and state crime rates for Part I offenses collected by the FBI. Part I offenses include: criminal homicide, forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny, motor vehicle theft, and arson.

The research results indicated that a medical marijuana legalization may actually be related to a reduction in homicide and assault rates.

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