There have been lots of arguments made both for and against medical marijuana. But there are flaws in claims made on both sides. That’s what researchers at the Wisconsin Policy Forum found with their latest report.
Mark Sommerhauser, communications director/policy researcher at Wisconsin Policy Forum, says that their conclusions are based on a comparative analysis of 33 states and Washington, D.C., all of which have some medical marijuana law.
“What are some trends that stand out? What are some points that we can make that are relevant to the debate that’s unfolding here in Wisconsin?” says Sommerhauser.
After collecting data from multiple entities, it was clear that one argument
made by many proponents of medical marijuana was not supported by evidence. The argument: medical marijuana could be a game changer in terms of revenue for the state. That is simply not the case, says Data and Research Analyst Ari Brown.
“Most states that we could find information on, their revenue wasn’t more than about $10 million a year,” Brown says.
Brown says that when you analyze the numbers it makes a lot of sense [Read More @ WUWM]