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The effect of medical marijuana laws on the health and labor supply of older adults: Evidence from the Health and Retirement Study

Lauren Hersch Nicholas, Johanna Catherine Maclean

NBER Working Paper No. 22688
Issued in September 2016, Revised in September 2017

---- Acknowledgements ----

Previously circulated as "The Impact of Medical Marijuana Laws on the Labor Supply and Health of Older Adults: Evidence from the Health and Retirement Study." This work was supported by the National Institute on Aging (K01AG041763). Findings do not represent the views of the sponsor. We thank Brady Horn, Ian McCarthy, and seminar participants at McMaster University, Cornell University, the 2016 Midwestern Health Economics Conference, and the 2016 American Society of Health Economists Biennial Conference for helpful comments. We thank Kevin Zhang for excellent research assistance. All errors are our own. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

---- Disclosure of Financial Relationships for Lauren Hersch Nicholas ----

Dr. Nicholas currently receives grant funding from the Arnold Foundation and the National Institute on Aging. She is a consultant to the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality's Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project.

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