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Study links auto crashes to marijuana in states where pot is legal

Study links auto crashes to marijuana in states where pot is legal

In Colorado, Oregon and Washington - three states with legal, recreational marijuana - collision claims are approximately 3 percent higher than they should have been without legal weed, according to the HLDI's analysis.

Mason Tvert, a marijuana legalization advocate and communications director with Marijuana Policy Project, challenged the study's comparison of claims in rural states like Idaho, Wyoming, and Montana with Colorado, Oregon and Washington that have solid population centers - and how that affected the study's results.

The Colorado State Patrol reports road deaths linked to drivers under the influence of marijuana are up for the third straight year.

Full text of the study, "Crash fatality rates after recreational marijuana legalization in Washington and Colorado", appears online in the American Journal of Public Health.

Josh Lewis, a trooper who serves with the Colorado State Patrol, says data from their agency is just not there to prove that marijuana is causing all these collisions.

Researchers from Columbia University also found there was a rise in heavy use of the drug and are concerned this prevalence could lead to higher abuse figures.

More drivers are admitting to marijuana use while driving, but scientific evidence proving that the use of pot while on the road is leading to more accidents has been inconclusive according to the report.

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More cases of automobile crashes have been reported among states where marijuana has been legalized, according to a first-of-a-kind study conducted by an insurance institute.

This week, two studies were released examining the effects of driving fatalities in states that have legalized marijuana. Other states, including California which allows medical marijuana, have looked to these states as models as to whether or not they should also file suit.

An insurance study has connected the influx of auto crash claims to recreational marijuana's legalization.

"We believe that the data is saying that crash risk has increased in these states and those crash risks are associated with the legalization of marijuana", Matt Moore, senior vice president, Highway Loss Data Institute said in an article published in Flathead Beacon.

The studies took distinct angles on marijuana and driving, and it's possible that fender benders in Colorado have gone up since pot was legalized even as fatalities stayed flat.

'Both those who used cannabis occasionally early in adolescence and those who started using it much later during the teenage years had a heightened risk of nicotine dependence, harmful drinking, and other illicit drug use. Oregon's rate was 4.5 percent higher than Nevada, Montana, and Idaho. The results of that one should be ready in 2020, so I hope you don't mind waiting.

They then compared this data to neighboring states. Marijuana still is an illegal controlled substance under federal law.

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