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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

Driver pleads guilty to charges connected to fatal crash in Roanoke County
WDBJ7.com

Crash sends Tesla batteries flying into homes, sparking a house fire, Oregon cops say
The Olympian

Man accused of vehicular homicide on U.S. 101 thought victim was driving the wrong way
The Olympian

Driver gets 18 years in prison for hit-and-run that killed Parker cyclist
TheDenverChannel.com

Man sentenced for marijuana DUI after boy, 5, died in crash
NBC12.com

 

Death or Injury

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

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

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

Cannabis Use Could Cause Harmful, Toxic Drug Interactions With Prescription Medications
SciTechDaily

‘Potential emerging health threat’: Officials warn of fentanyl-laced marijuana possibly in Michigan
WILX10

Child Endangerment or Involvement

Kids welcome at ‘420’ pot fest? Seriously?
The Gazette

Valpo couple dealt marijuana out of child’s bedroom, charges claim
nwi.com

3 elementary school students in Yonkers hospitalized after eating edible marijuana
CBS NY

‘Alarming’ Number of NY Teens are ‘Overdosing’ on Weed Products in HV
Hudson Valley Post

Parents were drug dealers for their 4 kids — who are under age 12, Florida cops say
The News Tribune

Crime & Black Market Activity

2 men arrested after police seize over 220 pounds of marijuana from package delivered to Norfolk supermarket
WTKR

Las Vegas home converted into massive marijuana growth operation catches fire
KSNV

270+ pounds of pot, cash seized from Salem-Keizer homes
KOIN6

Beach Park man arrested after drug bust leads to over 35 pounds of cannabis being seized
LMCS

California marijuana regulators could be deposed for ‘burner distribution’ lawsuit
MJBiz

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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