Traffic Accidents at Record Low Since Legalization of Marijuana

Rape. Murder. Losing your mind.

For decades, the American public has been warned about the “false” dangers of marijuana. Fortunately, over time most of these rumors have been dispelled.

But with the recent legalization of the puff-puff-pass in states like Washington and Colorado, the Reefer Madness talk has popped up again, especially when it comes to the safety of our roads.

cheechAccording to the predictions of some politicians, legal weed would make streets across the country havens for wild driving, blacked out Cheech and Chong wannabes.

Now, this might have been the dominating opinion earlier this year. But don’t listen to all of the paranoia people.

A recent study published in the Washington Post has actually shown that the roads in Colorado, as well as other pot smoking states, have become less dangerous since the legalization of marijuana. In fact, when comparing the ratio of miles driven to the number of fatalities, 2014 has marked the safest driving year for Colorado in decades.

Now, we’re not saying that you should blaze up and be off down the highway, or that these statistics are all due to the fact that Mary Jane is legal. We’re just saying that legalizing marijuana doesn’t make a damn bit of difference out on the roads.

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