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Study Finds Medical Marijuana Legalization Associated with Fewer Traffic Fatalities

Legalizing medical marijuana reduces traffic fatalities, new research has found. The study was published in the just-released February, 2017 issue of the American Journal of Public Health. Using data from the 1985–2014 Fatality Analysis Reporting System (roughly 1.2 million accidents in total), researchers; “examined the association between MMLs [medical marijuana laws] and traffic fatalities in …

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Legalizing Medical Cannabis Reduces Traffic Fatalities, Finds Study

Legalizing medical cannabis – including dispensaries – is associated with a reduction in traffic fatalities. This is according to a new study published by the American Journal of Public Health. Using data from the 1985–2014 Fatality Analysis Reporting System, researchers “examined the association between MMLs [medical marijuana laws] and traffic fatalities in multilevel regression models …

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Studies Find Legalizing Medical Cannabis Reduces Suicides and Traffic Fatalities

There have been a plethora of studies released in recent years which have shown the benefits of legalizing cannabis, whether for recreational or medicinal purposes. Two of the most substantial, eye-opening benefits of legalization that recent research has indicated, is a drastic decrease in both suicides, and traffic fatalities. Who would have known? A study …

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Updated Study Finds that Medical Cannabis Legalization Reduces Traffic Fatalities

We’ve written in the past about a 2011 study – conducted by researchers at Montana State University and the University of Colorado – which found that states which have legalized medical cannabis have seen a drastic reduction in traffic fatalities, due to a simultaneous decrease in alcohol consumption. This study was recently updated after researchers …

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