RAND cancels claim about closed pot clinics and crime

That recent Rand study finding that crime went up after the city cracked down on marijuana dispensaries is going back for more work. The data was marginal at best, as critics pointed out at the time, and now Rand has taken the study down from its website for further review. City Attorney Carmen Trutanich had termed as suspect the findings that crime went up in the areas around closed pot clinics. UCLA professor Bridget Freisthler also called the Rand methods "flawed," saying that not enough time had passed for conclusions to be made, and also that the study failed to even confirm that the dispensaries actually closed.

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