What types of neighborhoods are medical marijuana dispensaries in? City of Los Angeles, 2012

Findings:

· Census tracts with higher percentage of Hispanic residents have more dispensaries.

· Higher density of dispensaries was located in areas with higher percentage of commercially zoned land, greater densities of on-premise alcohol outlets, greater densities of off-premise alcohol outlets, and having at least one highway on or off ramp.

· The percentages of Black residents, Asian American residents, youth under the age of 20, and concentrated disadvantage, were not related to density of dispensaries.

· Density of schools, and density of parks and libraries were not related to density of dispensaries.

 

Research Brief 2015-02 - What types of neighborhoods are medical marijuana dispensaries in? City of Los Angeles, 2012