Driving Stoned

Roadshow: Smoking pot in a car will soon be illegal

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 07:00
1, it will be illegal to smoke pot when driving or riding in a vehicle in California. The penalties will be similar to driving drunk as the state tries to rein in a growing concern on our roads. DUI marijuana or “stoned driving” remains a crime even though California voters have passed Prop. 64, which legalized ...

Colorado to Conduct First Study on the Safety of Dabbing and Driving

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 13:39
In Colorado, where recreational cannabis sales have been legal since 2014, one team of researchers is taking a new approach to the hot-topic issue of stoned driving by looking specifically at the relationship between hyper-concentrated cannabis extracts (a.k.a. dabs, wax, shatter, and butane hash oil) ...

Poll: Americans say marijuana is safer than texting while driving

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 17:07
98 percent said texting would be a negative factor, while only 91 percent believed that driving while stoned would be problematic. 87 percent of those surveyed said high drivers pose a threat to others sharing the road, but only 40 percent of respondents believe smoking marijuana is a contributing factor ...

Poll: Cell Phones More Dangerous Than Pot for Drivers

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 07:56
Younger generations view driving stoned as less dangerous than driving drunk, the study notes. But the PCIAA, which funded the poll, views that perception as a significant threat to traffic safety. “Driving under the influence of marijuana is extremely dangerous,” PCIAA senior vice president Robert ...

Report reveals driver stoned

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 18:40
The driver charged with killing five Mad River Valley teenagers in a horrific flaming crash a year ago had high levels of THC — the active ingredient in marijuana — in his blood system, along with smaller amounts of Fentanyl and Midazolam, according to the court-ordered toxicology report. Six hours ...

Spot checks for impaired driving began Thursday

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 18:37
He said that 2,800 SQ officers have been trained in how to recognize a driver who has been using drugs. Anyone suspected of impaired driving – whether they are drunk or stoned – will have their vehicle seized for 30 days. The driver will be brought to a police station where a specially trained officer will ...

Spot checks for impaired driving begin tonight

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 07:33
Last year, police stopped about 1,000 drivers in Montreal on the first day and two people were asked to take breathalyzers. Nobody was arrested. Anyone suspected of impaired driving – whether they are drunk or stoned – will have their vehicle seized for 30 days. The driver will be brought to a police ...

'Kourtroom Kush': New RIDE campaign uses pot lingo to warn about driving stoned

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 06:01
A woman can be heard saying she's "able to focus more" on driving when she's high. A man can be heard saying he is "strongly against drinking and ...

Americans View Texting While Driving as More Dangerous Than Driving Under the Influence of ...

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 16:56
PCIA found that 91 percent of Americans believe that driving under the influence of marijuana is dangerous. The poll also highlighted that 87 percent feel that stoned driving could be dangerous for others on the road as well. But 99 percent felt that texting while driving was more dangerous than driving ...

A Legal Weed Company Just Launched This Dramatic Anti-Stoned Driving Campaign

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 15:26
With Canada set to legalize weed by next year—and all levels of government intent on keeping it away from babies—we can probably expect many public service announcements in the immediate future. A new campaign, brought to us by licensed medical cannabis producer Beleave and R.I.D.E. ...

'Consequence Strains' ad campaign aims to keep drivers who are high on cannabis off the road

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 18:37
Each strain is meant to illustrate a possible consequence of driving while high: Getting caught and being charged with a DUI, getting into an accident ...

BBDO Made Marijuana Strains Whose Curious Names Will Harsh Your Mellow

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 09:15
It can be a real bummer when people remind you about the dangers of driving high. But you know what's a way bigger buzzkill? Driving high and ...

Province strengthens drug impaired driving laws

Sat, 11/25/2017 - 19:11
The Government of Canada is moving towards legalizing the use of non-medical use of cannabis and is making changes to impaired driving laws in the ... to be a lot of education and a lot of trial and error, meaning convictions by people who didn't think they were stoned, to figure out what this means.”

How to Handle Being Ghosted by a Friend

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 17:18
Whether expectations were too high, values and lifestyles changed, old habits continued to cause pain; you both deserve to have a friendship that ...

Laurier University Apologizes to TA For Jordan Peterson Censorship Drama

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 16:00
Many high-profile academic personalities, including Peterson, came to the defence of Shepherd and criticized Laurier for censorship. In the letter of ...

Is the Mexican Government Spying on Journalists?

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 15:03
Research out of US has shown that drunk driving is far more dangerous than driving stoned. (It also goes without saying that consuming cannabis ...

These Politicians Are Spreading New 'Reefer Madness' Myths

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 15:03
Federal Liberal Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor recently equated driving drunk with driving stoned. In an interview with CBC, Taylor said, “Many ...

Even if He Didn't Hurt You, That Doesn't Mean He's Innocent

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 12:38
"But it was also taken after he was a sophomore in high school. .... out of US has shown that drunk driving is far more dangerous than driving stoned.

Dublin Is a City So Bad It Makes You Feel Good

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 09:36
... the Irish capital ranked just slightly better than Lagos, the sixth worst city for crime throughout Africa, and Riyadh, where women can now drive but ...

Packers Running Back Faces Pot-Related Charges

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 14:41
Unlike alcohol, there hasn't been a definitive solution for those driving ... of the plant is finding a way to accurately test and punish stoned drivers.