6 Washington Post articles that prove marijuana legalization makes us safer

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.

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