Pot Precipitates Pile-ups

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    A review of 25 years worth of car crash data has found a link between the so-called "high holiday" celebrated by marijuana users on April 20 (4/20) and a rise in fatal car accidents.

    The significance of the date is debated, but has been linked to the story of a group of students in San Rafael, Calif., who used to meet after school at 4:20 pm to smoke pot.

    The study conducted at the University of British Columbia looked at U.S. government statistics from 1992 - the year after an article in High Times magazine popularized the informal event - through 2016.

    Researchers compared fatalities on that date to those one week before and after it and found there to be a 12 percent increase on average, which represents 142 deaths.

    Fatal car crashes higher on 4/20 marijuana 'holiday'
     
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    Okay. Probably a correlation between holidays in which people tend to drink in excess and traffic accidents as well. Probably far worse.

    Doesn't justify allowing a government to determine what one puts into their own body.

    If you get hit by someone on the roadway, you can sue them whether they were drunk, stoned, or worst of all, looking at their phone.

    Problem solved.
     
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    Not if you’re dead.
     
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    Then family may sue on your behalf.
     
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    Does that bring their loved one back? No.
     
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    No, but the POINT is that persons, be it family or state may seek justice for civil or criminal acts.
     
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    The point of this thread isn't to weigh evidence. It's to score points. Try to keep up.
     
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    Yyyyeah ummm... that's not a "link". That's a theory. And without much behind it.
     
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    How about New Years Eve, Memorial day, July 4th and Mardi Gras.
     
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    New Year's eve is one of the safest drive times. The streets are literally empty.
     

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