Professor of Economics at the University of Colorado at Denver
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 D. Mark Anderson, 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 Individuals with MDs, PhDs, JDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to medical marijuana. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to medical marijuana issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
Professor, Economics, University of Colorado at Denver, 2008-present
Associate Editor, Economics and Human Biology, 2011-present
Associate Editor, Journal of Population Economics, 2011-present
Research Fellow, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), 2011-present
Associate Editor, Economics of Education Review, 2009-present
Associate Professor, Economics, University of Colorado at Denver, 2000-2008
Assistant Professor, Economics, University of Colorado at Denver, 1993-2000
Visiting Assistant Professor, Economics and Industrial Relations, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, 1992-1993
Instructor, University of Limburg (The Netherlands)
PhD, Labor Economics, School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University, 1992
MS, Economics, University of Wisconsin at Madison, 1988