But a newly collected body of evidence-based research suggests that the fears and prohibitions are unsupported by the facts. The report, from the authors and editors at Leafly, looks at 42 studies that considered crime, teen cannabis use, or effect of cannabis stores on property values. It found that crime rates in areas around cannabis stores either decreased or were not significantly affected one way or the other. The study also found that the existence of cannabis stores did not cause any increase in teen cannabis use, and that teen use has continued to decline generally over the past 20 years.
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