Agents Amanda Toma and Ashley Brodeur work with customers outside in the parking lot of cannabis purveyor Berkshire Roots in Pittsfield, Mass. Laws legalizing recreational marijuana may lead to more traffic deaths, two new studies suggest, although questions remain about how they might influence driving habits. Previous research has had mixed results and the new studies, published Monday, June 22, 2020, in JAMA Internal Medicine, can’t prove that the traffic death increases they found were caused by marijuana use. (Gillian Jones/The Berkshire Eagle via AP, File)

Recreational pot laws may boost traffic deaths, studies say

One study found an excess 75 traffic deaths per year after retail sales began in Colorado.

 

Cash only? Bill could change the way Southeast’s marijuana businesses work
Cash only? Bill could change the way Southeast’s marijuana businesses work
Talkin’ pot shop: Onsite consumption will get more consideration
Talkin’ pot shop: Onsite consumption will get more consideration
Jennifer Canfield, co-owner of marijuana retailer Green Elephant, talks on Monday, June 24, 2019, about how the company might turn its backyard into an onsite consumption garden if given permission by the city. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire) <em></em>
Jennifer Canfield, co-owner of marijuana retailer Green Elephant, talks on Monday, June 24, 2019, about how the company might turn its backyard into an onsite consumption garden if given permission by the city. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire) <em></em>
In this Feb. 20, 2015 photo, Alaska Cannabis Club CEO Charlo Greene prepares to roll a joint at the medical marijuana dispensary in Anchorage, Alaska. (Mark Thiessen | Associated Press File)
In this Feb. 20, 2015 photo, Alaska Cannabis Club CEO Charlo Greene prepares to roll a joint at the medical marijuana dispensary in Anchorage, Alaska. (Mark Thiessen | Associated Press File)
Marijuana regulators vent over investigative help
Marijuana regulators vent over investigative help
Dunleavy not planning marijuana board repeal this session

Dunleavy not planning marijuana board repeal this session

Governor’s focus will be on other legislative priorities.

Dunleavy not planning marijuana board repeal this session
Smoke ‘em if you bought ‘em: Marijuana retailers would like to offer smoking space
Smoke ‘em if you bought ‘em: Marijuana retailers would like to offer smoking space
In this Feb. 20, 2015 photo, Alaska Cannabis Club CEO Charlo Greene prepares to roll a joint at the medical marijuana dispensary in Anchorage, Alaska. (Mark Thiessen | Associated Press File)
In this Feb. 20, 2015 photo, Alaska Cannabis Club CEO Charlo Greene prepares to roll a joint at the medical marijuana dispensary in Anchorage, Alaska. (Mark Thiessen | Associated Press File)
Alaska approves regulations for marijuana consumption in retail shops
Alaska approves regulations for marijuana consumption in retail shops
Marijuana industry professionals say they heeded warning of Colorado’s mistakes, did a better job
Marijuana industry professionals say they heeded warning of Colorado’s mistakes, did a better job
Controversial marijuana board appointee meets resistance in confirmation hearing
Controversial marijuana board appointee meets resistance in confirmation hearing
Alaska moves closer to onsite marijuana use in certain areas

Alaska moves closer to onsite marijuana use in certain areas

Department of Law finds no legal problems with rules approved by regulators.

Alaska moves closer to onsite marijuana use in certain areas
Dunleavy spokesman: Governor has no intention to roll back legal marijuana

Dunleavy spokesman: Governor has no intention to roll back legal marijuana

Further details expected when Dunleavy introduces repeal legislation.

Dunleavy spokesman: Governor has no intention to roll back legal marijuana
Dunleavy eyes repeal of alcohol, pot boards

Dunleavy eyes repeal of alcohol, pot boards

Governor wants to transfer authority, responsibilities of boards to commissioner.

Dunleavy eyes repeal of alcohol, pot boards
Marijuana industry thinks governor trying to undo legalization in Alaska

Marijuana industry thinks governor trying to undo legalization in Alaska

“There’s this undercurrent of trying to push back the marijuana industry.”

Marijuana industry thinks governor trying to undo legalization in Alaska
Young marijuana plants grow indoors under lights at the Fireweed Factory in Juneau on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Young marijuana plants grow indoors under lights at the Fireweed Factory in Juneau on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
An ‘enemy of the industry’? Gov’s pick for state marijuana board surprises
An ‘enemy of the industry’? Gov’s pick for state marijuana board surprises