States allowing medical marijuana have lower traffic deaths | Lake

Earlier this month, TIME reported that a new study is suggesting that states that have legalized medical marijuana experience fewer fatal car crashes each year compared to states that have not legalized the use of medical marijuana. Researchers suggest that there may be fewer fatal drunk driving accidents in those jurisdictions because more people may be choosing to smoke marijuana instead of consuming liquor.

The researchers examined statistics on traffic fatalities and the legalization and use of marijuana in the 13 U.S. states that adopted legal status for the medical use of marijuana between 1990 and 2009. (Three additional more at