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Citation

Grucza RA, Hur M, Agrawal A, Krauss MJ, Plunk AD, Cavazos-Rehg PA, Chaloupka FJ, Bierut LJ. Am. J. Public Health 2015; 105(8): e3.

Affiliation

Richard A. Grucza, Michael Hur, Arpana Agrawal, Melissa J. Krauss, and Patricia A. Cavazos-Rehg are with the Department of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO. Laura J. Bierut is with the Department of Psychiatry and the Siteman Cancer Center, Washington University School of Medicine. Andrew D. Plunk is with the Department of Pediatrics, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk. Frank J. Chaloupka is with the Department of Economics and Health Policy Center, University of Illinois at Chicago.

Copyright

(Copyright © 2015, American Public Health Association)

DOI

10.2105/AJPH.2015.302745

PMID

26066919

Abstract

Anderson et al. report an analysis of the association between state medical marijuana laws and suicide rates in the United States over the period 1990 to 2007.(1) They found that medical marijuana legalization was associated with reduction in suicide risk for men, with a 10.9% decline in risk for men aged 20 to 29 and 30 to 39 years. Unfortunately, there are several reasons to believe that this work produced a biased estimate of this association. (Am J Public Health. Published online ahead of print June 11, 2015: e1. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2015.302745).


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