Letter to the Editor
Department or Administrative Unit
Family and Consumer Sciences
As of May 2019, ten U.S. states and Washington DC have legalized non-medical/recreational use of cannabis. With increased access to legal marijuana across the country, some have raised concerns regarding unintended implications of these policies, such as the risk of motor vehicle crashes, which is the leading cause of mortality and injury among youth and young adults. Driving under the influence of marijuana is particularly concerning among young adults and college students, due to the increased level of substance use reported during the transition from high school to post-high school environments, such as college.
Dobbs, P.D., Smith, M., & Rolfe, D.T. (2019). Driving While High. Journal of Alcohol & Drug Education, 63(2), 8-17.
Journal of Alcohol & Drug Education