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Myths & Risks

Doctors for Cannabis Regulation

Myths, Risks, & Uncertainties

Myths, Risks & Uncertainties

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Has the legalization of cannabis led to an increase in adolescent use?

No. Cannabis legalization has not increased cannabis use in adolescents. In fact, many studies have shown a decrease in adolescent use in association with cannabis legalization for medical or adult use.


Do motor vehicle accidents and fatalities increase following cannabis legalization?

As cannabis legalization has increased rates of adult cannabis use, it likely has increased rates of driving under the influence of cannabis. Presently, it is difficult to say by how much.


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