Legalized Marijuana Will Lead To Increased Crashes

Posted on April 1, 2022

Following the legalization of recreational marijuana sales and possession in New Mexico on April 1, 2022, local authorities are preparing for increased motor vehicle collision and crashes, reckless driving, and marijuana based driving while intoxicated (DWIs).

As noted in the recent story by KOAT News (See story here –, local law enforcement officers note that driving under the influence of marijuana is still a form of impaired driving. Because of the expected increase in legal marijuana sales and usage, local officers believe it will lead to more impaired driving and likely lead to increased motor vehicle crashes.

Impaired driving, whether involving alcohol, marijuana, or any other dangerous prescription or non-prescription drugs, can result in motor vehicle crashes, collisions, or trucking accidents that result in wrongful death, serious bodily injuries, or catastrophic injuries.

If you or a loved one have been injured in an auto accident, motor vehicle crash, motor vehicle collision, head on collision, trucking accident or trucking collision due to the actions of a distracted, drunk, stoned, or impaired by marijuana driver, you may be entitled to compensation. Our lawyers are experts in handling auto accident and auto crashes cases and are available to evaluate your claim. Contact us today for a free case review.