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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

‘No More Victims’: Mom Of Boy, Killed In LI Crash Speaks After Plea

Middlesex County Man Drove High, Caused 100 MPH Crash: Prosecutor

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


Death or Injury

Grandson Hayden Leigh Kidd admits killing his nan Shirley Kidd while in grip of drug-induced psychosis where he believed she was his abusive stepfather
Daily Mail

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

Child Endangerment or Involvement

Kissimmee student taken to hospital after classmate gave him marijuana edible, mother says

‘Candy’land: THC shops lure students near schools on Staten Island
New York Post

Police: Parents allowed 1-year-old to get high on marijuana

5 children hospitalized after ingesting ‘edibles’ at Chicago elementary school

Struthers parents charged after police say 5-year-old ate THC gummy

Crime & Black Market Activity

Yuba County drug bust yields massive amount of illegal marijuana plants, mushrooms, guns, and cash

Cops: Employee Busted for Selling Cannabis and THC-Infused Gummies from Valley Stream Smoke Shop

5 firefighters injured in fire at illegal cannabis operation in downtown LA

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


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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