Skunk Alert: Marijuana doubles the Risk of Traffic Deaths
Part 2 of 9 part series
Traffic deaths have doubled where marijuana has been legalized. In a Maryland Trauma Center, 27% of injured drivers tested positive for marijuana. 50% of drivers under 21 tested positive for marijuana compared to only 33% for alcohol. Intoxication from either alcohol or marijuana are a major cause of injury traffic accidents; mixing the two is particularly dangerous. Traffic accidents are the leading cause of death of teenagers. Don’t drive or ride with anyone who uses marijuana.
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