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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 March 2018

---- Acknowledgments ----

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). We are grateful for support from Hopkins Population Center (NICHD R24HD042854) for use of restricted data sets in their cold room. Findings do not represent the views of the sponsor. We thank Stefanie Deluca, Brady Horn, Sean Lyons, Ian McCarthy, Dan Rees, Douglas Webber, and seminar participants at McMaster University, Cornell University, the 2016 Midwestern Health Economics Conference, the 2016 American Society of Health Economists Biennial Conference, and the 2016 Association for Public Policy and Management 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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