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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

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​
nj.com

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

 

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

Child’s death attributed to delta-8 THC is another blow to CBD sector
Hemp Today

Infant Gets Squished To Death After Parents Co-Sleep With Him After Smoking Marijuana
Latin Times

Halloween candy possibly contaminated with cannabis handed out in South Chicago Heights, police say
abc7

Volusia mom arrested after 1-year-old hospitalized for marijuana exposure
WESH2

New London mother told police she was ‘so excited’ to have fatally strangled her 4-year-old son, court records show
Hartford Courant

Crime & Black Market Activity

‘Never heard of anything like this’: Unauthorized weed shop in Phoenix hiding guns and selling mushrooms
News12

Illegal hash oil lab causes garage explosion in Santa Rosa
KRON4

DEA Marijuana Busts Increased In 2021, Seizing Over 5.5 Million Plants
Marijuana Moment

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

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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