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Underage college men discount dangers of driving after marijuana use

Underage college men discount dangers of driving after marijuana use

Source:  (As reported in ScienceDaily, May 14, 2014)  University of Massachusetts at Amherst. (2014, May 12). Underage college men discount dangers of driving after marijuana use. ScienceDaily. Retrieved May 20, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/05/140512214039.htm

ScienceDaily Summary

Underage male college students who report using marijuana in the month before they were surveyed had a high prevalence of driving under its influence and of riding with a marijuana-using driver, at a rate more than double that of driving or riding after alcohol use, say researchers.

Journal Reference:

Jennifer M. Whitehill, Frederick P. Rivara, Megan A. Moreno. Marijuana-Using Drivers, Alcohol-Using Drivers, and Their PassengersJAMA Pediatrics, 2014; DOI: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2013.5300

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