New Study Finds No Link Between Legal Pot and Pedestrian-Vehicle Collision Fatalities

A new study released last week has found that legalizing either medical marijuana or cannabis for recreational use is not associated with an increase in traffic fatalities that involve pedestrians. A report on the study, “An examination of relationships between cannabis legalization and fatal motor vehicle and pedestrian-involved crashes,” was…

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Medical Marijuana Laws Translate to Fewer Workplace Fatalities

Medical Marijuana Laws Translate to Fewer Workplace Fatalities A new study, and the first of its kind, revealed that a drop in workplace deaths has been observed in states with MMJ laws. The report, which will be published in the October 2018 edition of the International Journal of Drug Policy,…

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Smartphones, marijuana and alcohol factoring into increase in pedestrian fatalities

Published: Mar 7, 2018, 1:13 pm • Updated: Mar 7, 2018, 1:13 pm By Christopher Ingraham, The Washington Post On Monday, 4-year-old Abigail Blumenstein and 1-year-old Josh Lew were struck and killed by an out-of-control car while crossing the street with their parents in Brooklyn. The driver, who police say…

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Traffic fatalities linked to marijuana are up sharply in Colorado. Is legalization to blame?

Published: Aug 25, 2017, 10:10 am • Updated: Aug 25, 2017, 10:58 am By David Migoya, The Denver Post The number of drivers involved in fatal crashes in Colorado who tested positive for marijuana has risen sharply each year since 2013, more than doubling in that time, federal and state…

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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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Eyes on the road: Study finds fewer traffic fatalities in medical marijuana states

Published: Dec 20, 2016, 5:56 pm • Updated: Dec 20, 2016, 6:17 pm By Fredrick Kunkle, The Washington Post States with medical marijuana laws have fewer traffic fatalities than those without, especially among younger drivers, a new study found. You would think crash rates might be higher, supposing that more…

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Road Fatalities In Colorado Have Plummeted Since Marijuana Legalization

‘Mayhem on the roadways’ is how marijuana opponents described how states would be if/when they legalized marijuana. I heard the word ‘epidemic’ thrown around a lot by people like Kevin Sabet and other reefer madness spreaders prior to the 2012 Election during which Colorado and Washington voters legalized recreational marijuana.…

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