Hey Friend! Are you old enough to be here?

By entering this site you agree to NETA's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Let's get you to the right place =)

No items found.

New Study: Cannabis Legalization Does Not Increase Traffic Accidents

"The results of the analysis suggest that there is no statistically [significant] relationship between marijuana legalization and fatal crashes."

April 13, 2023
|

A recent BuzzFeed poll asked Americans, “Which is a stronger argument against legalization?”

47-percent of respondents said “more people are driving under the influence”

—Buzzfeed

But what does the research show?

Does cannabis legalization actually cause more traffic accidents?

The following study shows that this isn’t true. Kansas State University graduate student Andrew Young took a closer look at traffic fatalities over a span of 23 years. Young compared traffic fatality rates in states where cannabis legal and states where it is still heavily controlled. No concrete trends emerged.

The results of the analysis suggest that there is no statistically [significant] relationship between marijuana legalization and fatal crashes.

—Andrew Young

“The results of the analysis suggest that there is no statistically [significant] relationship between marijuana legalization and fatal crashes.” Young wrote. “These findings suggest that concerns of policymakers and the public that legalizing marijuana will worsen road safety are not entirely founded.”

The study is limited by the fact that recreational cannabis is legal in only a few states and it has only been that way for several years, so the sample size is too small to make any really concrete conclusions. But Young’s findings reflect the same conclusions of several previous studies, all of which have failed to identify a statistically meaningful link between legalization and road safety.

Discover New Dimensions

Galileo - Live Cannabis Concentrates

SHOP NOW

Fresh Packed Fire

SHOP PREMIUM FLOWER

EVENTS

More Events Coming Soon

We don't have any events at this time—sign up to be the first to know when we do. =)
Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.

By clicking "Submit" above you opt in to receive promotional communications from goodblend and that you have read and agree to our Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.