Colorado Traffic Deaths Up 75 Per Year Since Pot Legalization, Study Says

June 23, 2020

(UPI) – Traffic fatalities have increased in Colorado since the state legalized the use of recreational marijuana, an analysis published Monday by JAMA Internal Medicine has found. Since the state opted to legalize recreational use of the drug in 2014, there have been an additional 75 deaths resulting from traffic accidents, on average, annually, the researchers estimated.