Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/161112
Authors: 
Hersch Nicholas, Lauren
Maclean, J. Catherine
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers No. 10489
Abstract: 
We study the effect of state medical marijuana laws on labor supply among older adults; the demographic group with the highest rates of many health conditions for which marijuana may be an effective treatment. We use the Health and Retirement Study to study this question and estimate differences-in-differences regression models. We find that passage of a state medical marijuana law leads to increases in labor supply among older adults. These effects should be considered as policymakers determine how best to regulate access to medical marijuana.
Subjects: 
older adults
labor supply
medical marijuana
regulation
medication
JEL: 
I10
I18
J20
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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