It is unclear whether cannabis is associated with death or injury among users, but among children, there appears to be an increased risk of “unintentional cannabis overdose injuries.” Often marijuana use affects motor skills and reaction time which, if used prior to driving, can lead to slower responses putting the driver and all others on the road in danger. However, additional relationships are unclear, and further
research is recommended.
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