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NORML: Study: Traffic Fatalities Have Not Increased As A Consequence Of Legalization

NORML: Study: Traffic Fatalities Have Not Increased As A Consequence Of Legalization

Investigators at the University of Oregon compared traffic accident outcomes in Colorado and Washington following legalization to those in other states with similar pre-legalization economic and traffic trends. They reported, "We find that states that legalized marijuana have not experienced significantly different rates of marijuana- or alcohol-related traffic fatalities relative to their synthetic controls."

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Since marijuana legalization, highway fatalities in Colorado are at near-historic lows

Since marijuana legalization, highway fatalities in Colorado are at near-historic lows

Since Colorado voters legalized pot in 2012, prohibition supporters have warned that recreational marijuana will lead to a scourge of “drugged drivers” on the state’s roads. The problem with these criticisms is that we can test only for the presence of marijuana metabolites, not for inebriation. 

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