Costs of Marijuana Legalization

Posted on October 4, 2022 View all news

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  1. Increase Youth Use and Harms to Children

2. Increases Road Fatalities

Drugged driving surpassed drunk driving as the cause of fatalities in motor vehicle crashes. The #1 drug in those crashes is marijuana- page 9 and 10

In Colorado Traffic deaths with drivers who test positive for marijuana doubled from 2013 to 2020. –

The body count will continue to climb if there is Federal legalization as one study estimates an additional 6,800 traffic fatalities per year. –

3. Increases Crime and Violence

4. Increases The Black Market

5. Increases Drug Use and Overdoses, Suicides, and Mental Illness.

Early initiation of marijuana is a dominant predictor of Opioid Use Disorder.

6. Higher potency=more psychosis and more cannabis use disorder

1. Circumstances, Toxicology, and Injury location  2. Select the year slide from 2014 to present  3. Age (dropbox): check only 10-14 and/or 15-18.

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