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Marijuana-related fatal car accidents surge in Washington state after legalization – Washington Times

  • AAA officials said adopting “per se” limits that specify the maximum amount of active THC that drivers can have in their system are not useful.
  • Authorities in Washington recorded 436 fatal crashes in 2013, and determined that drivers involved in 40 crashes tested positive for THC, the active chemical in marijuana, according to the study.
  • Because of the lack of adequate tests to determine impairment, Mr. Armentano questions whether AAA’s findings on fatal crashes can claim any causality link to marijuana usage.

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Roughly 10 percent of Washington state drivers involved in fatal car crashes between 2010 and 2014 tested positive for recent marijuana use, with the percentage of drivers who had used pot within hours of a crash doubling between 2013 and 2014, according to a new study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.


Marijuana-related fatal car accidents surge in Washington state after legalization – Washington Times

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