Studies examine association between recreational marijuana legalization, changes in traffic fatality rates

What The Studies Did: These studies looked at changes in the rate of traffic fatalities in states that have legalized the use of recreational cannabis.

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Authors: Julian Santaella-Tenorio, Dr.P.H., of the New York University School of Medicine, is the corresponding author of the original investigation.

(doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.1757)

Authors: Russell S. Kamer, M.D., of New York Medical College in White Plains, New York, is the corresponding author of the research letter.

(doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.1769)

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