BOX 9-1Summary of Chapter Conclusions*

There is substantial evidence of a statistical association between cannabis use and:

  • Increased risk of motor vehicle crashes (9-3)

There is moderate evidence of a statistical association between cannabis use and:

  • Increased risk of overdose injuries, including respiratory distress, among pediatric populations in U.S. states where cannabis is legal (9-4b)

There is no or insufficient evidence to support or refute a statistical association between cannabis use and:

  • All-cause mortality (self-reported cannabis use) (9-1)
  • Occupational accidents or injuries (general, nonmedical cannabis use) (9-2)
  • Death due to cannabis overdose (9-4a)
*

Numbers in parentheses correspond to chapter conclusion numbers.

From: 9, Injury and Death

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The Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids: The Current State of Evidence and Recommendations for Research.
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine; Health and Medicine Division; Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice; Committee on the Health Effects of Marijuana: An Evidence Review and Research Agenda.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2017 Jan 12.
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