Fatal Accidents Involving Stoned Drivers Soared In Washington Since Pot Was Legalized
(CNN, May 10) Fatal accidents resulting from drivers who were under the influence of marijuana in Washington state has skyrocketed. A recent study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that since marijuana was legalized there, fatal crashes rose from eight percent in 2013 to 17 percent in 2014. Pot was legalized in 2014. However, testing drivers for impairment is more difficult than testing for alcohol. In addition, the amount of THC it takes to impair one person may differ greatly in another. READ MORE.