Public Health Effects of Legalizing Marijuana

Dates: April 9, 2021

Meets: Friday from 12 Noon to 1:30 PM

Location: Online Presentation

Registration Fee: $0.00

Mark Anderson, an associate professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Economics at Montana State University, will discuss the public health-related outcomes associated with legalized marijuana. Topics to be covered include teen marijuana use, the use of other substances such as alcohol and opioids, traffic fatalities and mental health.

Fee:   $0.00

Online Presentation

This is a real-time (live) online class that meets at the specified day(s)/time(s) listed.

We will send you a reminder email with login instructions one business day before the program start date. If there are additional sessions, we will send reminders the morning of those sessions.

Mark Anderson

Mark Anderson is an applied microeconomist with research interests in health economics and economic history. His research has appeared in leading economics journals such as the "Journal of Political Economy," "American Economic Journal: Applied Economics" and "Review of Economics and Statistics," as well as leading medical and public health journals such as the "American Journal of Public Health," "American Journal of Preventative Medicine" and "JAMA Pediatrics." Anderson's work has been discussed in popular press outlets such as TIME, the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Forbes, CNN, NBC, ABC and the BBC.

In addition to his work on marijuana legalization, Anderson is currently studying the effects of hospital desegregation during the Civil Rights era on the black-white infant mortality gap and the effectiveness of public health interventions at the turn of the 20th century.

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