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New Government Study Shows No Link Between Cannabis Use and Car Accidents

A new study from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has found that consuming cannabis does not elevate a driver’s crash risk, a result that’s directly contrary to prohibitionist arguments that increased access to cannabis will lead to further car accidents. The study looked at over 3,000 drivers involved in a car accident over …

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NHTSA Study: Cannabis Doesn’t Make You More Likely To Crash Your Car

By Carimah Townes, ThinkProgress.com A study from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [NHTSA] concludes that driving after smoking marijuana does not make you more likely to get into a car crash — especially when compared to driving after alcohol consumption. Researchers studied 9,000 drivers over the past year to examine marijuana’s impact on driving. …

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Study: Evidence Fails to Support DUI Impairment Levels for Cannabis

By Paul Armentano, NORML WASHINGTON, DC — Available science fails to support the imposition of driving under the influence (DUI) impairment thresholds for cannabis in a manner that is analogous to the per se limits already in place for alcohol, according to the conclusions of a November 2014 publication published by the United States Department of …

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