Recent study sees no increase in traffic injuries after cannabis legalization

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A study from a UBC Northern Medical Program Professor found that the 2018 legalization of cannabis did not affect the number of traffic injuries in Canada.

Dr Russ Callaghan said that his project looked at emergency department data in Alberta and Ontario between 2015 and 2019, as those were the only provinces reporting all emergency department visits in the general public.

“I was surprised at that because I thought we would see some increase associated with cannabis legalization but we didn’t see any increase among all drivers or youth drivers.”

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