Lewis Geyer, Times-Call The scene of a crash involving four vehicles on Pike Road between Sunset and Ridgeview on June 7, 2017.

The percentage of all Colorado traffic deaths that were marijuana related increased from 11.43 percent in 2013 to 21.3 percent in 2017.

Section I: Traffic Fatalities & Impaired Driving  Since recreational marijuana was legalized, marijuana related traffic deaths increased 151 percent while all Colorado traffic deaths increased 35 percent  Since recreational marijuana was legalized, traffic deaths involving drivers who tested positive for marijuana more than doubled from 55 in 2013 to 138 people killed in 2017. o This equates to one person killed every 2 ½ days compared to one person killed every 6 ½ days.  The percentage of all Colorado traffic deaths that were marijuana related increased from 11.43 percent in 2013 to 21.3 percent in 2017.

Published in The Legalization of Marijuana in Colorado:  The Impact Volume 5 Septermber 2019:  https://rmhidta.org/files/D2DF/FINAL-%20Volume%205%20UPDATE%202018.pdf

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