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Medical Marijuana Laws Linked to Lower Traffic Fatalities

Medical Marijuana Laws Linked to Lower Traffic Fatalities

A new study from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health found that states that pass medical marijuana laws see an average 11 percent decrease in traffic fatalities.


New Study Suggests Medical Marijuana Could be The Answer to Opioid Crisis

A new study suggests legalized medical marijuana could be the answer to the ongoing opioid crisis in the United States, according to a Sept. 17, 2016, article at The Huffington Post. The study examined traffic fatalities in 18 states 1999-2013. Researchers noticed states with legalized medical marijuana saw a drop in accidents in which the driver had been taking an opioid.


Did Marijuana Use Increase the Number of Fatal Accidents in Washington?

One of the big questions surrounding the legalization of marijuana is how it could affect the safety of national highways. As access to marijuana increases, critics warn, so too will the number of impaired drivers and fatal accidents.


Colorado Traffic Fatalities at Record Low Since Cannabis Legalization

Marijuana on the Roads: Part 3

A seemingly powerful argument against the legalization of marijuana has been how it will affect road safety. Prohibitionists argue that legalizing another intoxicant will automatically increase the number of intoxicated drivers on the roads.