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Legal Marijuana Leads To More Fatal Crashes In Colorado

Posted on September 6, 2017
This blur could result from a hotboxed pot haze. (Flickr.com Creative Commons photo by Josh Hallett)
This blur could result from a hotboxed pot haze. (Flickr.com Creative Commons photo by Josh Hallett)

The number of drivers involved in fatal crashes in Colorado who tested positive for marijuana has risen sharply each year since 2013, more than doubling in that time, federal and state data show.

A Denver Post analysis of the data and coroner reports provides the most comprehensive look yet into whether roads in the state have become more dangerous since the drug’s legalization. 

Denver Post article here

Related Topics: Colorado operators, drugs, passenger safety, Safety

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