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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 pleads not guilty in suspected DUI fatal collision

Wyoming Co. man pleads guilty to manslaughter in April crash

22-year-old woman arraigned for hitting and killing man on Vista freeway while ‘high on pot’

Man charged, accused of smoking marijuana “10 minutes” before crash that seriously injured passenger

Clearwater driver arrested in fatal Palm Harbor crash, troopers say
Tampa Bay Times


Death or Injury

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

5 Things to Know about Delta-8 Tetrahydrocannabinol – Delta-8 THC

Evesham man fatally stabbed during dispute over marijuana
Cherry Hill Courier-Post

Child Endangerment or Involvement

Four Boston school students ate pot edibles, taken to hospital
Boston Herald

Edmonton man who killed seven-year-old girl found guilty of murder
Edmonton Journal

Five Children Taken From Family Following Marijuana Arrest Are Returned Home Amid Outcry

Shut-Down Smoke Shop Sold Marijuana To Children In Yonkers, Police Say
Daily Voice

West Seneca Middle Schooler Brings Weed Candy To Class

Crime & Black Market Activity

4 Workers Busted Selling Marijuana Vapes To Minors At Suffolk County Businesses, Police Say
Daily Voice

Teen Charged With Murder Following Fatal Shooting of College Student in East Elmhurst Last Month

I-Team: Concern Over Hash Oil Explosions Abounds as Pot Use Goes Mainstream

Athol cannabis shop Elev8′s license suspended after owner threatens ex-employees

Van full of marijuana explodes on Highway 101


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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