It should be surprising to no one that the left-wing states that have eased its laws on marijuana now have more impaired drivers being arrested, causing accidents, and killing people on the roads.
The Drug Free America Foundation just released its survey of America’s roads and discovered a major problem in states that have legalized or weakened laws for post use.
Per Just the News:
According to DFAF, the 18 states with less restrictive marijuana policies have seen far more cases of impaired driving of this kind, something that medical research shows can be very dangerous.
“In 2017, eight states had adopted full recreational marijuana programs (Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington) and ten states had enacted higher-THC medicinal programs (Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Rhode Island, and Vermont),” the report said. “Incidentally, seven of these states have since adopted full recreational programs. Adding to the concern is the fact that fatalities in the U.S. from marijuana-impaired drivers have risen dramatically between 2000.”
The report also points out that the potency of marijuana has skyrocketed in recent decades. This can lead to users taking in far more THC than they realize before getting behind the wheel.
“With these new products out there…especially with edibles and things, you might use one edible and not feel anything for the first 15 or 20 minutes, so next thing you know, you’ve eaten seven gummy bears or five cookies, and you don’t know when it’s going to hit you or how bad it’s going to hit you,” Amy Ronshausen, who leads DFAF, told The Center Square.
“And if that’s happening when you are behind the wheel of a car, that’s not a good thing,” she added.
This goes along with another report that finds that states with higher post use also has higher rates of addiction, depression, schizophrenia, and other mental and physical ailments.
Folks, if you were one of those people who thought pot was beneficial or that states would see no serious negative repercussions for legalizing marijuana… well, I have to ask… do you feel stupid for believing the lies yet?Commentary