|Benefit-Cost Summary Statistics Per Participant|
|Taxpayers||$2,693||Benefits minus costs||$7,774|
|Participants||$5,685||Benefit to cost ratio||$15.10|
|Others||$158||Chance the program will produce|
|Indirect||($210)||benefits greater than the costs||91 %|
|Net program cost||($551)|
|Benefits minus cost||$7,774|
|Detailed Monetary Benefit Estimates Per Participant|
|Benefits from changes to:1||Benefits to:|
|Labor market earnings associated with cannabis abuse or dependence||$2,564||$5,646||$0||$0||$8,210|
|Health care associated with cannabis abuse or dependence||$129||$39||$158||$65||$390|
|Adjustment for deadweight cost of program||$0||$0||$0||($275)||($275)|
|Detailed Annual Cost Estimates Per Participant|
|Annual cost||Year dollars||Summary|
|Program costs||$822||2013||Present value of net program costs (in 2015 dollars)||($551)|
|Comparison costs||$280||2013||Cost range (+ or -)||10 %|
|Estimated Cumulative Net Benefits Over Time (Non-Discounted Dollars)|
|The graph above illustrates the estimated cumulative net benefits per-participant for the first fifty years beyond the initial investment in the program. We present these cash flows in non-discounted dollars to simplify the “break-even” point from a budgeting perspective. If the dollars are negative (bars below $0 line), the cumulative benefits do not outweigh the cost of the program up to that point in time. The program breaks even when the dollars reach $0. At this point, the total benefits to participants, taxpayers, and others, are equal to the cost of the program. If the dollars are above $0, the benefits of the program exceed the initial investment.|
|Meta-Analysis of Program Effects|
|Outcomes measured||No. of effect sizes||Treatment N||Adjusted effect sizes (ES) and standard errors (SE) used in the benefit-cost analysis||Unadjusted effect size (random effects model)|
|First time ES is estimated||Second time ES is estimated|
|Cannabis abuse or dependence||8||506||-0.364||0.138||32||-0.323||0.226||33||-0.364||0.009|
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