Recreational marijuana use was legalized in Washington and Colorado. Both Washington and Oregon government officials have evaluated the impact of legalization. Various other organizations and professionals have also evaluated the impact of marijuana on these states. Although some impacts have been positive, the overall effect of marijuana legalization in Washington and Colorado has been negative.
Since the legalization of recreational marijuana, traffic deaths relating to marijuana have increased.
Legalization of recreational marijuana has resulted in an increase of marijuana use among adults and youth. Treatment for substance abuse, specifically marijuana, has increased. Legalization of marijuana has resulted in an increase of crimes associated with the use of marijuana. Legalized marijuana use has ...