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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 sentenced to 15-year-to-life term for crash that killed 3 in Lancaster
AVT

Anguished families recall their lost children as teen driver is sentenced
KDN

Kane County ‘party mom’ charged with DUI crash that injured kids
WGN9

Iron Range man admits to smoking marijuana before fatal crash
WDIO

A bus driver ate gummies containing THC, then passed out on highway. He’s now on probation
Times Union

 

Death or Injury

Man sentenced to 5 years for stabbing and beheading father
CTV News

5 suspects arrested in California desert killings in dispute over marijuana, sheriff’s officials say
AOL

Girlfriend who stabbed boyfriend 108 times in marijuana-induced episode smoked strain with more than 30% THC
NY Post

Ventura County woman killed man during weed-induced psychosis
KTLA5

‘Lorna was my life’: Lawsuit filed by family of MA worker who died of ‘exposure to cannabis dust’
25 News

Child Endangerment or Involvement

Mother says package presenting cannabis like ‘treat’ put children in N.S. hospital
Yahoo

‘I thought I had lost her’: Doctors warn of marijuana edibles’ danger for kids
10News

North Carolina boy, 6, in ‘excruciating pain’ after overdosing on Delta-9 THC candy mistaken for Skittles
FOX News

Iowa dad charged after 4-year-old eats THC bar is latest in edible emergencies with children
USA Today

7 middle school students taken to hospital after eating THC Rice Krispy treats
News1

Crime & Black Market Activity

Mother of 6-year-old boy who shot teacher in Virginia gets 21 months for marijuana use while owning a gun
CBS News

Woman gets probation for fatal stabbing during weed-induced psychosis
LA Times

Pop-up marijuana event in Syracuse robbed of weed, money and security guard’s gun, police say
Syracuse.com

Westport police raid local smoke shop, seize many THC products; shop not licensed for cannabis sales
CT Post

Man who called deputies to his home ‘was not making sense,’ arrested on drug charges
NBC15

Addiction

Ryan’s Story
WATCH

Jordan’s Story
WATCH

On the Road to Recovery with Ben Cort
WATCH

Stormzy quits smoking marijuana as he opens up on mental health struggles
METRO (UK)

After Legalization, Marijuana Addiction Is on the Rise
Healthline

 

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