Document Type

Letter to the Editor

Department or Administrative Unit

Family and Consumer Sciences

Publication Date



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.


This article was originally published in Journal of Alcohol & Drug Education. The full-text article from the publisher can be found here.


Journal of Alcohol & Drug Education