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True Stories on the adverse effects of marijuana use

there are many stories about the adverse effects of marijuana use on peoples’ lives.

Whether you agree with marijuana legalization or not, it’s important to understand the economic and social costs of legalizing another mind-altering drug. While much has been written about the tax revenue and total sales generated from commercial marijuana, there has been little research to understand how states are paying to mitigate the consequences of commercial marijuana on crime, social justice, safety, law enforcement, public health, education, and youth.

These are a collection of the stories not yet captured in the ever increasing body of research about the social costs of marijuana legalization.

Drugged Driving

Man charged, accused of smoking marijuana “10 minutes” before crash that seriously injured passenger

Clearwater driver arrested in fatal Palm Harbor crash, troopers say
Tampa Bay Times

Teenager faces charges as adult for DUI crash killing 4 in Miami-Dade

18-year-old high on marijuana, speeding at time of Kane County crash that killed 2 siblings: records

Trucker was under influence of marijuana in fatal Toll Road crash, officials say
Yahoo News


Death or Injury

Is there a link between a public health crisis, developing brains, and cannabis?
11 News

Florida caterer sued for allegedly serving marijuana-laced food at wedding
Fox News

Medical marijuana use may lead to addiction, not aid health, Harvard study finds

5 Things to Know about Delta-8 Tetrahydrocannabinol – Delta-8 THC

Evesham man fatally stabbed during dispute over marijuana
Cherry Hill Courier-Post

Child Endangerment or Involvement

Four Southwest High students treated after becoming sick from drinking cannabis-infused beverage

Woodstock man charged after his juvenile girlfriend used his cannabis device, leading to her being hospitalized

Report: Vegas child nearly dies after eating marijuana edibles

Phoenix elementary school student hospitalized after taking an edible

Six people, including mother and baby, killed in Tulare County; drug cartel suspected
LA Times

Crime & Black Market Activity

16-year-old girl shot in the head after refusing to pick up marijuana bag, KY cops say

State: Uptick in reported robberies of marijuana delivery drivers
Oakland Press

HCSO detention deputy arrested for selling ‘cannabis-laced brownies’ to inmates
News Channel 8

Million Dollar Home Used for Illegal Marijuana Grow Engulfed in Flames

‘Never heard of anything like this’: Unauthorized weed shop in Phoenix hiding guns and selling mushrooms


Ryan’s Story

Jordan’s Story

On the Road to Recovery with Ben Cort

Stormzy quits smoking marijuana as he opens up on mental health struggles

After Legalization, Marijuana Addiction Is on the Rise


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