Project SAM published an infographic report about the lessons learned after 3 years of the marijuana experiment in Colorado. Marijuana use is rising in all age groups, as are traffic fatalities, poisonings and teen arrests. Teen admissions to addiction treatment programs are up 66%. Interdictions of the drug being transported to other states is up 521%.
Colorado’s marijuana experiment is a cautionary tale for other states. After three years it’s clear that CO’s marijuana experiment is putting the public’s health and safety in danger.
See the sobering report on the Project SAM website: Lessons After 3 Years of Marijuana Legalization.
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.
Skunk is the name for today’s high potency marijuana.
See previous post in the series: Marijuana is Worse than Tobacco. See the next post in the series: Marijuana causes Health Problems including Cancer.