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Fatal crashes involving pot double after legalization

New research shows legal limits for marijuana and driving are meaningless

 

AAA Foundation

RAPID RISE: Traffic accident deaths have doubled in a single year among drivers testing positive for marijuana.

Fatal crashes involving drivers who recently used marijuana doubled in Washington after the state legalized the drug, according to the latest research by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. New research also shows that legal limits for marijuana and driving are arbitrary and unsupported by science, which could result in unsafe motorists going free and others being wrongfully convicted for impaired driving. Washington was one of the first two states to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, and these findings raise serious concerns about drug-impaired driving with at least 20 states considering marijuana legalization this year.

The Foundation examined drug tests and fatal crashes a...



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