Law Enforcement Concerned About Impact Of Marijuana Legalization On Driving
Marijuana legalization could be on the 2018 ballot. But people in law enforcement have concerns about potential consequences.
Traffic related deaths are up in Michigan. Marijuana isn’t the primary cause of this. But people in law enforcement are concerned that legalizing pot will cause the numbers to go up even higher.
“What’s the aftermath? You know we have that example, and it’s the state of Colorado. And it’s not an example we want to follow.”
A study by a government task force tracked the impact of marijuana legalization in Colorado. It found that pot-related traffic deaths increased by almost half since legalization. Other studies have found no changes or a decrease in marijuana fatalities in legalized states.
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