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Sheriffs: Legal Pot Results in More Crime, Accidents

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By    |   Tuesday, 25 June 2019 02:21 PM

The National Sheriffs' Association, in a poll of its members, said legal marijuana is resulting in more crime and highway accidents, the Washington Examiner is reporting.

The association surveyed 467 sheriffs and found:

  • 65% said crime has increased where marijuana has been legalized.
  • 84% linked legalized marijuana to impaired driving and accidents.
  • 74% said they need “an increase in personnel, resources and training” to handle the jump in marijuana-related cases.
  • 85% want more research into the effects of cannabis.

The sheriffs called for further federal study of using marijuana before additional states clear the way for legal marijuana.

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