Marijuana’s 4/20 holiday tied to rise in fatal car crashes

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Marijuana’s 4/20 holiday tied to rise in fatal car crashes

Members of a crowd numbering tens of thousands smoke marijuana at the Denver 4/20 pro-marijuana rally at Civic Center Park in Denver. According to a report released on Feb. 12, the day marijuana users celebrate as their own holiday is linked with a slight increase in fatal U.S. car crashes, in an analysis of 25 years of data. Whether pot was involved in any April 20 crashes is not known, but the increased risk was similar in magnitude as found in previous research linking traffic accidents with Super Bowl Sunday.

Marijuana’s 4/20 holiday tied to rise in fatal car crashes

Members of a crowd numbering tens of thousands smoke marijuana at the Denver 4/20 pro-marijuana rally at Civic Center Park in Denver. According to a report released on Feb. 12, the day marijuana users celebrate as their own holiday is linked with a slight increase in fatal U.S. car crashes, in an analysis of 25 years of data. Whether pot was involved in any April 20 crashes is not known, but the increased risk was similar in magnitude as found in previous research linking traffic accidents with Super Bowl Sunday.
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