ZeroHedge: Increased Traffic Accidents in States with Legal Marijuana

Washington is among other states with legalized marijuana which are showing a six percent increase in traffic accidents, according to an article at ZeroHedge citing a recent study.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) found, in a new study published Thursday, that traffic accidents are up 6% in four states where recreational use of marijuana has been legalized…The IIHS study notes that after retail sales of recreational cannabis began, the frequency of collision insurance claims in Colorado, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington rose about 6%, however, this trend was not observed in surrounding states where marijuana is illegal.