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Marijuana most common drug found in fatal car accidents in Massachusetts

Updated: Sep 27, 2020


  • "Marijuana was the most prevalent drug found in drivers involved in fatal Massachusetts crashes from 2013 to 2017."

  • Marijuana can remain in a person’s system for a period of up to 36 hours in blood and up to 90 days in hair, according to American Addiction Centers.

  • "Cannabis was found in 175 — 31% — of the 572 drivers involved in fatal crashes from 2013 to 2017, according to the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security."

  • Men ages 18 to 34 are "the demographic most likely to be impaired drivers in fatal crashes."

  • Many drivers interviewed "did not recognize that cannabis can impair driving safety. They said that while they’re high, they might drive, but they would not watch their children or grandchildren, use power tools or attend a job interview."

Written by Marie Szaniszlo


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