USA- Recreational Marijuana Legalization and Workplace Injuries Among Younger Workers

A study by the department of economics from the universities of Wisconsin, San Diego state and Bentley, examines the relationship between the legalisation of recreational Cannabis and workplace injuries for workers aged 20-34. Since 2012, many US states have legalised recreational Cannabis, leading to increased adult use. The study’s findings suggest a concerning trend: states where recreational Cannabis sales are legal show a 10% increase in workplace injuries within this younger age group. This highlights the need for further research on the health and safety implications of Cannabis legalisation.