Number Of Car Crashes Increases In States With Legal Marijuana
In the states with legal marijuana, there ends up being a rise in the number of car accidents.
Last week, I talked about a study that said after you smoke pot, you shouldn't drive for five hours. If you missed the blog, here it is...
Here's some more interesting information about smoking weed and driving.
According to usatoday.com,
"Car crashes were up as much as 6 percent in states where the recreational use of marijuana has been legalized."
There were two studies done by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the Highway Loss Data Institute.
The research found out the following info.
They compared four states with legal cannabis: Colorado, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington to four states where it's still illegal: Idaho, Montana, Utah, and Wyoming.
They took a look at insurance claims from those states. There were more in the legal states.
Also, when the four states went from Illegal to legal, the amount of car crashes increased by 5.2%.
"Despite the difficulty of isolating the specific effects of marijuana impairment on crash risk, the evidence is growing that legalizing its use increases crashes."
It's probably best not to drive after using marijuana.
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