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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

Anguished families recall their lost children as teen driver is sentenced

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

Iron Range man admits to smoking marijuana before fatal crash

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

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

‘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

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

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

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

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


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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