Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/thcfinder.com/public_html/includes/functions.php on line 98
States That Legalized Medical Marijuana Saw Fewer Traffic Deaths, THC Finder

Cannabis Blog

States That Legalized Medical Marijuana Saw Fewer Traffic Deaths, Study Says

Category: News | Posted on Sun, April, 14th 2013 by THCFinder
A new study has revealed a link between states with legalized medical marijuana and a reduction in traffic-related fatalities. The study was conducted by D. Mark Anderson, a Montana State University economics professor, and Daniel Rees, a professor at the University of Colorado Denver.
 
In looking at state-level data from sources such as the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, Anderson and Rees discovered that states that had legalized medical marijuana saw an average of a 9 percent decrease in traffic deaths.
 
"We were pretty surprised that they went down," Rees told the Denver Post.
 
In an attempt to explain the results, Rees said that the passage of medical-marijuana laws likely resulted in young people consuming less alcohol in favor of using marijuana.
 
"The result that comes through again and again and again is [that] young adults ... drink less when marijuana is legalized and traffic fatalities go down," Rees told the Post.
 

Comments
 
Comments


Recent Articles






';

Search





Blog Categories