Study: Legal Pot Behind Rise In Car Crashes

By Karen Morfitt

DENVER (CBS4)– The results of a new study show legalized marijuana use is linked to a rise in car crashes in Colorado.

The Highway Loss Data Institute, a nonprofit research group that publishes insurance loss statistics, released the findings late Wednesday.

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Since recreational marijuana was legalized for sale in 2014, the impact on drivers has been unclear.

Colorado State Trooper Josh Lewis with the Colorado State Patrol says for their agency, the data simply isn’t there.

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CBS4’s Karen Morfitt interviews State Trooper Josh Lewis (credit: CBS)

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