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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

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

Despite medical card, Springfield man charged with DWI for marijuana use in fatal crash
Springfield News Leader

Bus diver passes out, says he didn’t know gummies snacks loaded with pot
Boston Herald

Woman had used marijuana and was impaired at time of 4-vehicle crash that left 2 dead, authorities say​


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

Phoenix elementary school student hospitalized after taking an edible

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

Marijuana Use Spills Into NYC Classrooms as Educators Grapple With New Cannabis Landscape
The City

Number of young children who accidentally ate cannabis edibles jumped 1,375% in five years, study finds

As legal cannabis expands, edibles sicken more kids
FOX 31

Crime & Black Market Activity

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

Illegal hash oil lab causes garage explosion in Santa Rosa


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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