6 Washington Post articles that prove marijuana legalization makes us safer

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Prohibitionists spout all sorts of nonsense claims of impending doom if cannabis is legalized, but those people are clearly very wrong.

  • After California decriminalized marijuana, teen arrest, overdose and dropout rates fell;
  • teen drug and alcohol use continues to fall, even as more states decriminalize marijuana and make it available for medical purposes;
  • states with medical marijuana laws haven’t seen any uptick in teen marijuana use;
  • states with medical marijuana have actually seen decreases in prescription drug overdoses;
  • Alaska, where personal marijuana use has been de facto legalized for nearly 40 years, is completely average on a variety of economic and demographic indicators;
  • traffic fatalities have fallen in Colorado since legalization there.

  • Alternative Free Press
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