Study: Cannabis Least Likely Substance To Elevate Vehicle Crash Risk

By Paul Armentano, Deputy Director, NORML

The presence of various controlled substances in blood is associated with an increased risk of fatal crash involvement, according to data published online in the journal Accident Analysis and Prevention.safe_driving

Investigators at Columbia University conducted a case-control study to assess the association between drug use and fatal crash risk. Of the substances identified by researchers, authors reported that depressants were most likely to be associated with crash risk (estimated odds ratio = 4.83). Estimated odds ratios for other specific drug categories were 3.57 for stimulants, 3.41 for polydrug use (excluding alcohol), and 3.03 for narcotics. Marijuana (1.83) possessed the lowest odds ratios of the substances identified.

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Over 70% In Oklahoma Support Medical Cannabis Legalization, According to New Polling

According to new polling conducted by the Sooner Poll, and commissioned by Oklahoma NORML, an overwhelming number of Oklahoma residents support the legalization of medical cannabis. 71% are in favor of such a move.oklahoma

The poll also found that 56% of those in Oklahoma support the decriminalization of cannabis, reducing the penalty from a criminal offense, to a simple ticket.

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