Distance to Cannabis-Shops and Age of Onset of Cannabis Use

A. Palali, J.C. van Ours

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Abstract

Abstract: In the Netherlands cannabis use is quasi-legalized. Small quantities of cannabis can be bought in cannabis-shops. We investigate how the distance to the nearest cannabis- shop affects the age of onset of cannabis use. We use a Mixed Proportional Hazard rate framework to take account of observable as well as unobservable characteristics that in uence the uptake of cannabis. We find that distance matters. Individuals who grow up within 20 kilometers of a cannabis-shop have a lower age of onset.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationTilburg
PublisherEconomics
Number of pages35
Volume2013-048
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Publication series

NameCentER Discussion Paper
Volume2013-048

Keywords

  • cannabis use
  • coffeeshops
  • drugs policy

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Palali, A., & van Ours, J. C. (2013). Distance to Cannabis-Shops and Age of Onset of Cannabis Use. (CentER Discussion Paper; Vol. 2013-048). Tilburg: Economics.
Palali, A. ; van Ours, J.C. / Distance to Cannabis-Shops and Age of Onset of Cannabis Use. Tilburg : Economics, 2013. (CentER Discussion Paper).
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Palali, A & van Ours, JC 2013 'Distance to Cannabis-Shops and Age of Onset of Cannabis Use' CentER Discussion Paper, vol. 2013-048, Economics, Tilburg.

Distance to Cannabis-Shops and Age of Onset of Cannabis Use. / Palali, A.; van Ours, J.C.

Tilburg : Economics, 2013. (CentER Discussion Paper; Vol. 2013-048).

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