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'High Holiday' on 4-20 associated with increase in fatal car crashes

Though the counterculture “High Holiday” on April 20 at 4:20 pm is a play on the “420” police code for marijuana, new analysis found it might have some very serious effects. A research letter publishe... read more

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Legal marijuana sales surge in anticipation of the “High Holiday,” and college students report increased cannabis consumption on 4/20 itself ... celebration might be associated with a population-level ... read more

Risk of fatal traffic crash higher during annual 4/20 cannabis celebration

They compared the number of drivers involved in fatal crashes after 4:20 ... The overall increase amounted to 142 additional deaths over the 25-year study period. Since the 4/20 holiday was first popu... read more

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Unofficial marijuana holiday on 4/20 tied to more fatal crashes

Marijuana users' self-proclaimed holiday is linked with a slight increase in fatal U.S. car crashes, an analysis of 25 ... accidents from 1992 — shortly after 4/20 was popularized as a pot holiday in ... read more


Marijuana's 4/20 holiday tied to rise in fatal car crashes

Marijuana users' self-proclaimed holiday is linked with a slight increase in fatal U.S. car crashes, an analysis of 25 ... traffic accidents from 1992—shortly after 4/20 was popularized as a pot holid... read more

Fatal Car Crashes Happen More Often Than Usual on 4/20, Study Finds

April 20 is known as a popular “4/20” holiday for marijuana enthusiasts, but researchers argue that the festivities may have serious consequences, including an increased risk of fatal traffic crashes ... read more

Fatal car wrecks jump on tax day

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- The odds of getting into a fatal crash increase by 6% on tax filing day, according to a study published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association. "Tax days a... read more

'4/20' Holiday Responsible for Increase in Auto Death, Study Says

After the Canadian researchers compiled 25 years of U.S. government data about fatal traffic accidents, they were able to confidently link the date with an increase ... by cannabis on 4/20 and these d... read more

Risk of fatal car crash on 4/20 is 12% higher than a normal day: study

Fatal car crashes were up 12 per cent on the evening of 4/20 – the day marijuana users head out to get high on Parliament Hill and other public places. According to an analysis of 25 years worth of da... read more

Driving May Be Risky Business on 4/20 Pot Holiday

The simplest explanation for the increase in fatal ... High Times magazine published an article that widely popularized the notion of April 20 as a day to celebrate marijuana use, Staples said. The re... read more

Risk of fatal traffic crash higher during annual 4/20 cannabis celebration

They compared the number of drivers involved in fatal crashes ... increase amounted to 142 additional deaths over the 25-year study period. “Assuming fewer than 10 per cent of Americans drive while hi... read more



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