Studies claim medical marijuana may reduce suicide rates, traffic fatalities

BY ROBERT PURSELL

The Fight For California Propostion 19

 

Two new studies claim that legalizing medical marijuana could be a lifesaver, especially for certain demographic groups. Photo by Tony Avelar/The Christian Science Monitor via Getty Images

 

Contrary to the claims of outdated anti-marijuana PSA’s, a new study published in the the American Public Journal of Health claims that legalizing medical marijuana can reduce suicide rates by five percent among the general population and by as much as 10 percent among young male population.

 

Full Article:

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/studies-claim-medical-marijuana-may-reduce-suicide-rates-traffic-fatalities/