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dc.contributor.advisorChairperson, Graduate Committee: Mark Andersonen
dc.contributor.authorLantz, Scott Bryanen
dc.coverage.spatialMontanaen
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-04T16:25:36Z
dc.date.available2021-02-04T16:25:36Z
dc.date.issued2020en
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/handle/1/15889en
dc.description.abstractOver the last several years, marijuana legalization has become a popular piece of state legislation. While most legislation is focused on the passage of these laws for marijuana use, Montana, in 2011, rescinded a previously passed medical marijuana law with Senate Bill 423. This thesis examines the relationship between rescinding a medical marijuana law and traffic fatalities, one of the leading causes of death in America, in Montana after Senate Bill 423 was passed. I test for a causal effect using a synthetic control approach along with a weighted regression using data from the Fatal Analysis and Reporting System with data from 2001-2017. I find that the synthetic control groups saw similar patterns in traffic fatalities despite not rescinding a medical marijuana law. The weighted regression analysis also shows that there is no statistical difference in traffic fatalities after the policy in Montana.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherMontana State University - Bozeman, College of Agricultureen
dc.subject.lcshMarijuanaen
dc.subject.lcshTherapeuticsen
dc.subject.lcshLawen
dc.subject.lcshTraffic accidentsen
dc.subject.lcshStatisticsen
dc.titleThe repeal of Montana's medical marijuana act and traffic fatalitiesen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2020 by Scott Bryan Lantzen
thesis.degree.committeemembersMembers, Graduate Committee: Gregory Gilpin; Isaac Swensen.en
thesis.degree.departmentAgricultural Economics & Economics.en
thesis.degree.genreThesisen
thesis.degree.nameMSen
thesis.format.extentfirstpage1en
thesis.format.extentlastpage91en
mus.data.thumbpage14en


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