Cannabis News: Cannabis Legalization in Canada Hasn’t Increased Traffic Injuries According to New Study
by Craig Wasserman
Credit: Austin Cline
A recently public study reveals the legalization of Cannabis is not associated with an increase of traffic injuries reported to Ontario and Alberta police departments between the years of 2015 and 2019.
This study was a response to the common idea that the growth of cannabis legalization worldwide would lead to an overall increase in traffic incidents.
The team of scholars used a variety of sources, including the “Time Series analyses of weekly provincial counts of drivers’ traffic injuries…”
The study from the Drug and Alcohol Dependence journal determined ultimately, “Implementation of the Cannabis Act was not associated with evidence of significant post-legalization changes in traffic-injury ED visits in Ontario or Alberta among all drivers or youth drivers, in particular.”