Fatal accidents involving stoned drivers soared in Washington since pot was legalized

Fatal accidents involving stoned drivers have soared in the state of Washington since marijuana was legalized there, according to a study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. But it’s difficult to determine whether a high-on-pot driver is too impaired to drive, according to a separate study from the same group.

Fatal crashes involving drivers who recently used marijuana more than doubled in 2014. Pot was involved in 17% of fatal crashes in Washington in 2014, up from 8% in 2013 — the year before recreational marijuana was allowed there.

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Isidore, Chris. “Fatal accidents involving stoned drivers soared in Washington since pot was legalized.” money.cnn.com. 10 May 2016. Web. 9 August 2017. 

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