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MORE ARRESTS.

MORE DEADLY CRASHES.

THOSE ARE THE FINDINGS TONIGHT

OF A NEW STUDY.. IN 4 STATES

THAT LEGALIZED POT.

BUT KPIX 5's DEVIN FEHELY SHOWS

US... THAT MAY NOT TELL THE

WHOLE STORY.

[NATS]

SAN JOSE POLICE SAY THEY SUSPECT

MARIJUANA AND ALCOHOL WERE

FACTORS IN THIS DEADLY CRASH

THAT KILLED TWO PEOPLE AND

SEVERELY INJURED TWO OTHERS

EARLY FRIDAY MORNING... AND

FEAR IT MAY BE PART OF THE

LARGER FALLOUT FROM CALIFORNIA

VOTERS' DECISION TO LEGALIZE

POT.

"SJPD SPOKESPERSON GINA

TEPOORTEN: Our officers have

seen an increase in the number

of people driving while under

the influence of marijuana." THE

IMPACTS ... GOOD OR BAD... OF

LEGALIZING MARIJUANA IN

CALIFORNIA ARE STILL EMERGING.

[MAP]

BUT A STUDY BY THE GROUP, SMART

APPROACHES TO MARIJUANA, LOOKED

AT THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY

IMPACT OF LEGALIZATION IN

COLORADO, OREGON, WASHINGTON,

ALASKA AND WASHINGTON, DC.

[FULLSCREEN #2]

AND SOME OF THE TRENDS ARE

TROUBLING. ACCORDING TO THE

STUDY, CENTRAL OREGON HOSPITALS

SAW A NEARLY 2000% INCREASE IN

ER VISITS DUE TO MARIJUANA

POISONING.

[FULLSCREEN #3]

AND IN COLORADO,

MARIJUANA-RELATED TRAFFIC DEATHS

CLIMBED 66% IN THE FOUR YEARS

AFTER LEGALIZATIONâ COMPARED

TO THE FOUR YEARS BEFORE. "SJPD

SPOKESPERSON GINA TEPOORTEN: We

know that it does impair your

judgment and reaction time just

like alcohol does."

[NATS]

AND IT'S NOT JUST AFFECTING

ADULTS. [FULLSCREEN #4]

THE STUDY POINTS OUT ALASKA AND

OREGON HAVE THE HIGHEST RATES OF

MARIJUANA USE AMONGST 12 TO 17

YEAR OLDS IN THE COUNTRYâ

ACCORDING TO THE NATIONAL SURVEY

ON DRUG USE AND HEALTH. SILICON

VALLEY CANNABIS ALLIANCE FOUNDER

SEAN KALI-RAI: The industry does

not want youths using this

product at all." SILICON VALLEY

CANNABIS ALLIANCE FOUNDER SEAN

KALI-RAI SAYS MORE EDUCATION AND

AGGRESSIVE ENFORCEMENT ARE

NEEDED TO KEEP POT OUT OF THE

HANDS OF KIDS AND DRIVERS.

BUT DECLARING LEGALIZATION A

DANGEROUS FAILURE, HE SAYS, IS

KNEEJERK AND PREMATURE. SILICON

VALLEY CANNABIS ALLIANCE FOUNDER

SEAN KALI-RAI: The real question

is what are states which have a

social responsibility to their

citizens to offset some of the

negative consequences of

marijuana being legal? The

answer is education."

[STANDUP]

"KPIX REPORTER DEVIN FEHELY /

SAN JOSE: A big challenge for

police, prosecutors and public

health officials is lack of

definitive test measuring how

much marijuana is in someone's

system and how much it's

impaired their ability to drive.

But police officers say despite

that the decision to get high

and get behind the wheel of a

car can still have deadly

consequences. In San Jose, Devin

Fehely, KPIX 5."

THE GROUP THAT CONDUCTED THE

STUDY IS OPPOSED TO LEGALIZATION

AND

COMMERCIALIZATION OF MARIJUANA.

OUTSIDE RESEARCHERS, INCLUDING

FROM JOHNS HOPKINS, AND HARVARD

MEDICAL SCHOOL... CHILDREN'S

HOSPITAL, ADVISED THE GROUP ON

THE REPORT.

THESE FELINES RAN IN FEAR.

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