Where marijuana is legal, many teens drive while high

Wednesday November 17, 2021


marijuana cigarette and steering wheel

(HealthDay News, February 6) More teens drive while high on marijuana in states where the drug is legal, according to a new study from the University of Minnesota’s School of Public Health.

In 2016 and 2017, the school’s researchers surveyed 50 law enforcement agencies in California and Colorado to get a closer look at underage marijuana use and its effect on marijuana-impaired driving.

They found that both underage use and marijuana-impaired driving is either “somewhat” or “very common,” according to all of the agencies surveyed. Read more.


Read the study, “Law enforcement practices in the first two states in U.S. to legalize recreational marijuana.”