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UALR Economist Researching Social, Criminal Impact of Medical Marijuana Use

Rhett Smith

A pioneering research scholar at the University of Arkansas - Little Rock has linked the presence of medical marijuana dispensaries in Arkansas and other states to a reduction in illicit drug use and overdose mortality. Economics professor Rhet Smith, for nearly a decade, has been investigating the sociological effects of decriminalizing marijuana. 

Jacqueline Froelich is an investigative reporter and news producer for Ozarks at Large.
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