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Health Econ. 2017 Oct;26(10):1322-1327. doi: 10.1002/hec.3390. Epub 2016 Jul 15.

The Effect of Medical Marijuana on Sickness Absence.

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Department of Economics, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, USA.

Abstract

Utilizing the Current Population Survey, the study identifies that absences due to sickness decline following the legalization of medical marijuana. The effect is stronger in states with 'lax' medical marijuana regulations, for full-time workers, and for middle-aged males, which is the group most likely to hold medical marijuana cards.

KEYWORDS:

absence; marijuana; sick

PMID:
27416978
DOI:
10.1002/hec.3390
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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