Marijuana tied to more Colorado collisions but not fatalities, pair of studies says

6/26/17–Two new studies receiving a flurry of news coverage appeared contradictory: An insurance-industry nonprofit found that collision claims had increased in states that legalized marijuana compared to others, while a paper published in an academic journal found no link between legalization and traffic fatalities. Yet, according to Morgan Fox, senior communications director for the Marijuana Policy Project, the studies aren’t necessarily conflicting because they were looking at two different things: collisions and fatal accidents. Fox further expresses that the problem is they both attempt to show a causation where one doesn’t exist. Read