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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

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

Man sentenced to 10 years in prison for crash that killed teen near Spring in 2019, records show


Death or Injury

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

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

Child Endangerment or Involvement

DeLand man found with 28 pounds of marijuana, guns, within reach of children in home
The Daytona Beach News-Journal

ER visits for children sickened from marijuana surged during the pandemic

Riverview man caught racing on I-275 with two kids in the car

Child seen in video smoking marijuana now in DCFS custody; 1 arrested

Deputies investigating after 3-year-old overdoses on THC gummies, officials say

Crime & Black Market Activity

NYC landlords can now be fined $10K per raid for renting space to illegal weed sellers
New York Post

Renter converted Murrieta home into marijuana grow house, destroyed interior, owner says

‘I am a murderer.’ 20-year-old kills dad in fight over marijuana, Illinois cops say
The Sacramento Bee

UConn student shot and killed in attempted marijuana robbery

Court docs: Struggle over marijuana, AK-47 led to deadly Greenwood shooting; suspect charged with burglary


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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