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States with legal medical marijuana have seen a drop in workplace deaths

States with legal medical marijuana have seen a drop in workplace deaths
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Recreational marijuana is now legal in Illinois as of January 1, 2020.




A recent study suggests that states that adopt medical marijuana laws see a decline in workplace fatalities among young adult workers.




The study's authors suggest this could happen because young adults in those states use marijuana instead of more dangerous drugs like alcohol and opioids.




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As of January 1, 2020, the sale of recreational marijuana is legal in Illinois.
Recent years have seen several states loosening up recreational and medical marijuana laws, and the widespread adoption of medical marijuana laws may be having an unexpected effect: making workplaces safer.
A recent study seems to suggest that states with such laws saw a subsequent drop in the number of workplace fatalities among young adult workers.
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