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Road fatalities in Colorado have plummeted since marijuana was legalised

Road fatalities in Colorado have plummeted since #marijuana was legalised   via @Independent

  • Since Colorado voters legalised pot in 2012, prohibition supporters have warned that recreational marijuana will lead to a scourge of “drugged divers” on the state’s roads.
  • A post-accident test for marijuana metabolites doesn’t tell us much at all about whether pot contributed to the accident.
  • The figures have risen dramatically in the last three years – in 2010 there were just 40 Cannabis Clubs in the whole of Spain.

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@bud_breakfast: “Road fatalities in Colorado have plummeted since #marijuana was legalised via @Independent”


Since Colorado voters legalised pot in 2012, prohibition supporters have warned that recreational marijuana will lead to a scourge of “drugged divers” on the state’s roads. They often point out that when the state legalized medical marijuana in 2001, there was a surge in drivers found to have smoked pot. They also point to studies showing that in other states that have legalized pot for medical purposes, we’ve seen an increase in the number of drivers testing positive for the drug who were involved in fatal car accidents. The anti-pot group SAM recently pointed out that even before the first legal pot store opened in Washington state, the number of drivers in that state testing positive for pot jumped by a third.


Road fatalities in Colorado have plummeted since marijuana was legalised | Americas | News | The Independent

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