A new study finds an increase in accident insurance claims in three marijuana states that have approved the sale of cannabis for recreational use.
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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.
The anti-marijuana organization SMART Colorado has been making hay with the recent report released by the Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area, which is a federal anti-drug task force.
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.
Drunk driving is down and drugged driving is up—that has been the pervasive narrative in the media for the last several days as a new report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration confirms that conclusion.
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.