New data released this week by the Washington Poison Control Center shows the number of calls made involving "accidental" poisoning or overdoses by marijuana have nearly doubled, as has the number of children who ate pot edibles by accident.
Colorado is now facing yet another unintended, and unforseen consequence about legalized pot. Homeless people are flocking to the state to get high. Is this a problem that will begin to show up in our state as well?
After nearly 18 months of delays, legal tussles, and financial questions, pot stores finally opened in Washington state July 1st 2014. And with that came a slew of city and county bans, lawsuits, and more upheaval.
According to a June, 2014 survey conducted by the Washington State Traffic Safety Commission (WSTSC), nearly 3 out of ten drivers participating indicated they use or have used pot within a few hours of driving. But the real shocker is that of those who do, 62% don't think marijuana impairs their ability to drive.
It was supposed to be a win-win. People clamoring for their weed would be able to legally smoke it, the state would sell it making millions and millions in revenue, the debt would shrink, and everyone would be happy. It's not turning out that way.
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