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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

Adult seriously injured, child also injured after head-on crash involving school bus near Crystal Lake

Lucas had THC in system after crash, ISP lab test shows
The Tribune

Ex-Bishop Gorman basketball standout sentenced for fatal crash
Las Vegas Review-Journal

Driver charged with manslaughter, dui in crash that killed 3 sand springs teens

A Thurston teen died in a crash in March. Driver arrested for vehicular homicide


Death or Injury

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

Trial for woman who killed during cannabis-induced psychosis begins with grisly evidence

Florida man stabbed guest because he couldn’t smoke marijuana with him, deputies say

Suspect arrested for marijuana-fueled November shooting death of 40-year-old Queens driver
Daily News

Son fatally stabbed father in Glenview during argument over smoking marijuana before work, prosecutors say
Chicago Sun Times

Child Endangerment or Involvement

Man Arrested for Allegedly Choking and Beating Son Over Stolen Marijuana

Mother charged with child abuse, possession after children ingest THC gummies

ER doc warns parents after young boy accidentally eats a chocolate edible

THC gummies found in candy stash at elementary school event

THC gummies found in candy stash at elementary school event
New Nation

Crime & Black Market Activity

Teens arrested after getting nearly 500 THC vapes delivered to Hall County home, deputies say

Police have barely begun rooting out Maine’s illegal Chinese marijuana grows

Illegal Marijuana Grow Raided By Police In Banning

Authorities bust $36.9 million illegal marijuana warehouse in Oakland

Former Adelanto mayor sentenced to prison in cannabis bribery scheme
LA Times


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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