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Mary Maguire, a spokeswoman for AAA Northeast, said the association is “certainly concerned” about the study and a potential increase in car crashes in Massachusetts. She said AAA is looking into the impact on roadway safety and trying to create “common sense regulations” to keep drivers safe on the road.

IIHS analysts controlled the study for differences in the rated driver population, insured vehicle fleet, the mix of urban versus rural exposure, unemployment, weather and seasonality. According to IIHS, collision claims are the most frequent claims that insurers receive.

Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commissioner Britte McBride said employees of marijuana retailers should take interest in preventing impaired driving.

Marijuana is still an illegal controlled substance under federal law and driving under the influence of pot is illegal is all 50 states.