Archive for Drug Policy

Does Lead Explain Violent Crime Trends?

In the early ’90s, America’s violent crime rate reached historic levels– and then, almost miraculously, began a steady decline. As of 2012, violent crime had fallen 48.2 percent since 1993. Competing Theories Many theories attempt to explain this decline by…

State May Be Unable to Beat Current Market Marijuana Prices

Once legalized under Washington’s marijuana legalization initiative (I-502), new taxes may make state marijuana more expensive compared to the current market rate. Proponents of the bill hope legalization will lead to lower Marijuana prices, thus undercutting the illegal market. The I-502 fiscal note uses dispensary prices…