Economic Impacts of Marijuana Decriminalization in Kentucky 4

Charles B. Fields, Ph.D., Professor of Justice Studies at Eastern Kentucky University conducted a study over the course of a year (2012-13).  The primary focus of this study surrounds the economic effects of decriminalizing Marijuana in the state of Kentucky.

This study includes a brief history of decriminalization in other states, public opinion on both a national and state level, as well as, a listing of states that are most likely to consider either legalizing or decriminalizing marijuana.  In addition, this study shows the economic benefits that can be realized by the State of Kentucky by both receiving tax benefits and reducing expenditures enforcing current marijuana laws.

Please click the image below to read the full study.

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