Insurance Study Ties Legal Pot to Boost in Car Crash Claims

A legal insurance research group has published a study claiming that in the years after recreational marijuana was legalized, car insurance claims went up. In Colorado, Washington and Oregon, claims went up an average of 2.7% in the years following legalization, as compared to surrounding states with no legalized marijuana. Researchers accounted for factors such as the number of vehicles on the road in the study and control states, age and gender of drivers, weather and even if the driver making a claim was employed or not. Neighboring states were…

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The Surprising Effect of Marijuana Legalization on College Students

Marijuana Legalization With marijuana legalization on the rise, the demand for marijuana and marijuana related products is set to increase. Researchers estimate that the current marijuana market is in the region of $50 Billion, with the majority of this figure taken up by black market sales. The legalization of marijuana will no doubt shift most if not all of the black market sales over to legitimate industries. The benefits of marijuana are well backed up by scientific literature, and marijuana can help with the treatment of conditions including arthritis, insomnia,…

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What is the Future of Recreational Marijuana in Trump’s America?

It is encouraging to see such ongoing marijuana legalization in the US. Recreational marijuana is now legal in 8 states – Colorado, Washington, Maine, New Jersey, Alaska, Massachusetts, Nevada and Oregon. More states are set to follow, and West Virginia is quite possibly the next to be added to the list. Many believe that we will soon see adoption in the majority of the USA, in a world where it is legal to smoke marijuana. This would have been inconceivable even 5 years ago, but is becoming a reality now.…

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