Legal Medical Marijuana Equals Less Alcohol Related Traffic Deaths In Colorado
In Colorado they don’t have time to drink and drive because they stay home and get stoned.
According to a study done by both the University of Colorado and Montana State University found that traffic-death rates drop by nearly 9% in states after they legalize marijuana for medical use. Variables like changes in traffic laws, seat-belt usage and miles driven were taken into account.
The researchers believe the difference is due to young people spending more time smoking and less time drinking. A 12% drop in alcohol-related fatal-crash rates and a 19% drop in the fatality rate of people in their 20’s was also observed.