Assistant Professor of Economics at Montana State University
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
"Our results suggest that the legalization of medical marijuana is associated with a 5 percent decrease in the total suicide rate, an 11 percent decrease in the suicide rate of 20- through 29-year-old males, and a 9 percent decrease in the suicide rate of 30- through 39 year-old-males."
Cowritten with Daniel I. Rees, PhD and Joseph J. Sabia, PhD, "High on Life? Medical Marijuana Laws and Suicide," The Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) Discussion Paper Series, Jan. 2012
Experts PhD's and JD's (lawyers) with significant post-doctoral involvement in medical marijuana issues; judges who have presided over medical marijuana cases. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
Assistant Professor of Economics, Montana State University, 2011-present
Research Assistant, Department of Economics, University of Washington, 2009
Research Assistant, Department of Economics, University of Washington, 2008-2009