Medical Marijuana Use Reduces Traffic Deaths and Crime Rates

4 12 2011

Two more big fat nails in the coffin of prohibition.

A Rand study finds less crime near dispensaries, and another recent study found negative correlations between traffic fatalities and legalized medical marijuana.

 Legalization of medical marijuana is associated with increased use of marijuana among adults, but not among minors. In addition, legalization is associated with a nearly 9 percent decrease in traffic fatalities, most likely to due to its impact on alcohol consumption. Our estimates provide strong evidence that marijuana and alcohol are substitutes.

Read more about the traffic study at HuffPo.

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