Cannabis Use When it's Legal

J.C. van Ours

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This paper uses information about prime age individuals living in Amsterdam, to study whether the use of alcohol, or tobacco stimulates the use cannabis, i.e. whether alcohol or cannabis are stepping stones for cannabis.The special element of the study is that it concerns the use in an environment where not only alcohol and tobacco but also cannabis is a legal drug.It turns out that alcohol and cannabis are intertemporal substitutes while tobacco and cannabis are intertemporal complements.Only tobacco is a stepping stone for cannabis use.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationTilburg
Number of pages33
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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  • Alcohol
  • tobacco
  • cannabis
  • stepping stone


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