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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

Roanoke Valley mom shares story of her 2-year-old accidentally ingesting Delta-8 form of THC
WDBJ-7

Utah man fatally shot mother at dinner table, danced with sister next to body, police say
Fox23

Two people arrested in connection with infant’s murder in Redmond in February
NBC-K5

Toddler drowns in pool of Chino Hills home where marijuana cultivation was found: SBSD
KTLA5

Physicians Warn Cannabis Can Cause Serious Health Hazards
NCBI

Child Endangerment or Involvement

Using cannabis in pregnancy linked to aggression and anxiety in children, a study suggests
CNN

Marijuana legalization was a mistake. Highly concentrated pot is destroying my son’s life
USA Today

Girl, 6, Killed In Kendall Crash, Joliet Man Charged With DUI
Patch

Local expert speaks on the rise of children consuming marijuana edibles
WLNS.com

Deputies: 8-month-old left alone in bathtub nearly drowns, mom charged
WTSP10

Crime & Black Market Activity

California’s legal weed industry can’t compete with illicit market
POLITICO

Suspension Upheld for Doctor in Medical Marijuana Case
U.S. News

State Of Emergency Declared For Illegal Marijuana Growing Operations
KQEN

Cartels Using Narco-Slaves to Grow Illegal Marijuana on Industrial Scale in Oregon
The Epoch Times

Overwhelmed by illegal pot, Oregon county declares emergency
The Seattle Times

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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