Medical marijuana not linked to crime

Concern has been raised that these largely cash-based businesses with on-site stocks of marijuana may be targeted by thieves, particularly as many clients are older, frail people with chronic debilitating conditions who are at higher risk for victimisation.

Researchers looked at the density of medical marijuana outlets and crime rates, controlling for neighbourhood characteristics.

They found that crime was associated with commercially zoned areas, one-person households and high unemployment, but contrary to public perceptions there