Be Cautious while Driving because the Unofficial Marijuana Holiday is Approaching

Across the United States, April 20th has become an unofficial marijuana holiday. A study conducted by the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA), revealed that the number of crashes increases on April 20th, as a result of recreational marijuana use in celebration of this day. The use of marijuana impairs an individual’s ability to operate a motor vehicle. Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol negatively affects a person’s cognitive skills and motor skills.
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How Legalizing Marijuana May Affect the Frequency of Car Accidents

New Jersey’s Governor Phil Murphy has caused concern among residents of the state for his push to legalize recreational marijuana. The new Governor plans to pass legislation along with the legalization that would regulate marijuana use similarly to the way alcohol is currently regulated throughout the state. However, states with legalized marijuana for recreational use contradict federal statutes that outlaw any use of the substance. In addition, the Governor’s fellow lawmakers—mostly on the Republican side—have been vocal about their opposition to legalizing marijuana for recreational purposes, believing it will only cause harm to the population. Continue reading “How Legalizing Marijuana May Affect the Frequency of Car Accidents”