Does Marijuana Legalization Increase Traffic Accidents?
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Policy Brief

Does Marijuana Legalization Increase Traffic Accidents?

Studies looking at the prevalence of drivers impaired by THC are prone to overestimate crash risk because of other risk factors.

The legalization and decriminalization of marijuana across the U.S. has prompted policy debates about its risks to public health and safety. This brief focuses on the potential effect of legalizing recreational marijuana on the incidence of traffic accidents and associated fatalities.

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Spence Purnell is a policy analyst at the Reason Foundation, where he works on pension reform, Florida policy issues and economic development.

Allie Howell is a research intern at Reason Foundation.