Marijuana Legalization Not Linked To Increased Traffic Deaths, Study Finds

Legalizing Cannabis Is Not Linked To Increased Traffic Deaths

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A Kansas State University grad student’s research of traffic fatalities over a 23 year period, shows no increase in traffic deaths in states that have legalized medical or adult-use (recreational) cannabis. That’s big news. This is significant because there is a fear, by those opposed to cannabis legalization, that it will lead to more traffic deaths. While no one thinks people should drive impaired, a common sense approach to discussions about cannabis use and driving, based on facts, is helpful. Learn more about this study by clicking the link below.

“This finding means that the legalization of marijuana for both medical and recreational purposes is not associated with either a reduction or increase in fatalities per 100,000 vehicle miles traveled.”[…]

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