Risk of stoned driver crashes grows as legal marijuana spreads across U.S., according to study

As the push to legalize marijuana gains momentum, so is evidence that more permissive policies on the drug are putting motorists at risk. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found, in a study to be released on Thursday, that traffic accidents are rising in states that have legalized recreational marijuana.…

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Does the Legalization of Marijuana Lead to More Car Crashes?

Does the Legalization of Marijuana Lead to More Car Crashes? In a world constantly modifying and shifting the social mores and priorities, the topic of marijuana legalization has become a hot-button issue. Traditionally viewed as a vice for those of ill-repute and one of the greatest societal dangers, an ever…

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Marijuana’s 4/20 holiday tied to rise in fatal car crashes

Published: Feb 12, 2018, 9:52 am • Updated: Feb 12, 2018, 10:03 am By Lindsey Tanner, Ap Medical Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Marijuana users’ self-proclaimed holiday is linked with a slight increase in fatal U.S. car crashes, an analysis of 25 years of data found. The study lacks evidence on…

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Studies offer conflicting conclusions on marijuana legalization’s role in car crashes, fatalities

Published: Jun 23, 2017, 5:51 pm • Updated: Jun 23, 2017, 6:09 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Hours after one study connected legalized recreational marijuana to an increase in car crash claims, a second study claimed legalization played a less certain role in motor vehicle fatalities. A study…

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New report: For ?rst time, drug use more likely than alcohol in fatal crashes

Published: Apr 26, 2017, 11:12 am • Updated: Apr 26, 2017, 11:12 am By Ashley Halsey III, The Washington Post For the first time, statistics show that drivers killed in crashes are more likely to be on drugs than drunk. Forty-three percent of drivers tested in fatal crashes in 2015…

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NHTA Now Admits Car Crashes Drop Drastically In Legal Marijuana States

States That Have Enacted Medical Marijuana Laws See Drop In Car Crashes Pot saves the day (and lives)…. Again. A new study shows that 19 states that legalized medical marijuana in some form or another saw a decrease in fatal car crashes by 11% after the laws were set in…

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