(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Do medical marijuana centers behave like locally undesirable land uses? Implications for the geography of health and environmental justice

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

BOGGESS L.N. (1) ; PÉREZ D.M. (2) ; COPE K. (3) ; ROOT C. (1) ; STRETESKY P.B. (3) ;
(1) Dept. of Criminology, Univ. of South Florida, Tampa, ETATS-UNIS
(2) New York City Criminal Justice Agency, New York, ETATS-UNIS
(3) School of Public Affairs, Univ. of Colorado, Denver, ETATS-UNIS


This article tries to determine whether medical marijuana centers in Denver, Colorado, are considered locally undesirable land uses (LULUs). Results suggest that marijuana centers are likely to be situated in neighborhoods with higher crime rates and more retail employment. Thus, despite the view by many planners and law enforcement officials that these centers are problematic, they do not take on LULU characteristics in siting and demographic changes. This finding, while limited to Denver, has important implications for policymakers who are considering similar marijuana policies


Article of periodic

published at : Urban geography / ISSN 0272-3638

Editor : Winston, Silver Spring, MD - ETATS-UNIS (1980)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 35, no3 [pp. 315-336]

Bibliographic references : 5 p.

Collation : 1 fig., 3 tabl., 1 phot.



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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1080/02723638.2014.881018

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