Policy Intern, Reason Foundation
Allie Howell is a research intern at Reason Foundation.
Previously, she was a Burton C. Gray Memorial intern at Reason and an economic policy intern at the Manhattan Institute.
Howell is a recent graduate of Hillsdale College, where she majored in economics and mathematics. She will be attending Notre Dame Law School in the fall of 2018.
Estimates for the potential size of a new legal marijuana market are often riddled with uncertainty and inaccuracy, and can also be skewed by tenuous assumptions.
It is not clear that residency requirements reduce marijuana diversion or trafficking.
In order to allow new marijuana markets to flourish, occupational licensing must be constrained to the bare essentials.
Reducing conviction restrictions has the potential to help many people who have been impacted by the drug war.
Studies looking at the prevalence of drivers impaired by THC are prone to overestimate crash risk because of other risk factors.
Since marijuana legalization will likely increase the availability and convenience of consuming marijuana, there is concern that it will also increase health emergencies.