Rand study finds less crime near pot dispensaries:  Crimes such as assaults and thefts rose in areas of L.A. where the shops were forced to close last summer, researchers say. The city attorney’s office and a sheriff’s spokesman dispute the report’s conclusions.
For the record, Oct. 11: The headline on an article about a study of crime near marijuana dispensaries said that less crime was found near L.A. dispensaries. In fact, the study found that after hundreds of dispensaries were required to close last summer, crime increased nearby.
Update: The study’s been retracted.
Photo: An employee sorts merchandise at a Southern California medical marijuana dispensary. Credit: Los Angeles Times

Rand study finds less crime near pot dispensaries: Crimes such as assaults and thefts rose in areas of L.A. where the shops were forced to close last summer, researchers say. The city attorney’s office and a sheriff’s spokesman dispute the report’s conclusions.

For the record, Oct. 11: The headline on an article about a study of crime near marijuana dispensaries said that less crime was found near L.A. dispensaries. In fact, the study found that after hundreds of dispensaries were required to close last summer, crime increased nearby.

Update: The study’s been retracted.

Photo: An employee sorts merchandise at a Southern California medical marijuana dispensary. Credit: Los Angeles Times

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