Legal Marijuana States Had 16.4 Percent Increase in Traffic Fatalities

The Governors Highway Safety Association’s annual Spotlight on Pedestrian Traffic Fatalities is a first glimpse at national and state trends in pedestrian traffic fatalities for 2017. Among other findings, the report showed that states with legalized marijuana had a combined 16.4 percent increase in the first six months of 2017. All other states experienced a 5.8 percent decrease.

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