Legalizing Pot Not Linked to Increase in Traffic Deaths

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Legalizing pot for recreational or medical purposes is not connected with an uptick in traffic deaths, according to another study released this month.

Kansas State University graduate student Andrew Young looked at statistics on average traffic deaths over 23 decades and employed two models to estimate the effect of cannabis reform on street safety.

“Legalizing pot isn’t regarded as a statistically significant predictor of fatality rates,” he reasoned. “This finding means that the legalization of marijuana to both recreational and medical purposes isn’t correlated with either a decrease or increase in deaths per 100,000 vehicle miles traveled.” Continue reading “Legalizing Pot Not Linked to Increase in Traffic Deaths”