Legalized Marijuana Might Reduce Fatal Car Crashes

There’s been an unexpected twist to the legalized marijuana story. It appears that the initial statistics coming out of Colorado indicate that, contrary to the dire predictions of those against legal pot, fatal crashes are actually down since Colorado legalized marijuana. Another reason to doubt the premise that more pot smoking means more deadly crashes: Total traffic fatalities have fallen as marijuana consumption has risen; there were about 20 percent fewer in 2012 than in 2002. Perhaps fatalities Read more […]