Impaired Driving With Marijuana

TV travel host visits Delaware in support of legalized marijuana

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 16:23
"It's pro - civil liberties, it's anti - racism, it's fiscal responsibility," Steves said, adding that legalized marijuana would thwart a "thriving black market. ... "A partnership between the legal cannabis industry, regulators, and local and state law enforcement will help prevent impaired driving and keep our roads ...

VIDEO | Travel host / author visits Delaware in support of legalized, regulated marijuana

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 15:48
Driving under the influence of pot would remain illegal, according to Zoe Patchell of the Delaware Cannabis Advocacy Network. "A partnership between the legal cannabis industry, regulators, and local and state law enforcement will help prevent impaired driving and keep our roads safe, while keeping ...

Economic boon or a moral outrage? Wide gulf as councillors vote in favour of pot shop licences

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 15:26
Bray also cited high costs for officers that will need to testify in drug-impaired driving cases. But he admitted the number is still a “moving target.” Coun. Andrew Stevens pushed Bray, and administration, on why the report didn't include a forecast of how much legalization will save, and potentially earn, ...

Health is latest wing of Baker admin to urge slower marijuana rollout

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 15:03
In the latest volley from the Baker administration, the Department of Public Health warned Wednesday that moving ahead at once with things like pot cafes ... smoking lounges or cafes -- not be licensed until "the development of an improved understanding of how best to mitigate risks" of impaired driving.

CHIEF KEITH HILLER: Minnesota on the right track with marijuana

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 12:48
Marijuana is currently classified under schedule 1 drugs, per the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and has no medical value and has a high ... This means DEA officials feel marijuana is in the same category as heroin, LSD, and ecstasy. ... Impaired driving is a major concern in many ways.

International Weed Day Linked To Rise In Deadly Car Crashes

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 11:11
The study lacks evidence on whether cannabis use was involved in any of the additional "420" crashes, but notes that higher blood concentrations of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), a chemical present in marijuana, have been found to decrease reaction times, and can therefore impair driving ability.

Study links 4/20 to an increase in deadly auto crashes

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 10:33
Senators are anxious about the lack of drug-recognition experts (DREs) that will be trained to detect and charge impaired drivers after their oral-fluid samples test positive in Canada. And a 2014 study in six states found that marijuana was increasingly detected in drivers killed in auto crashes during a ...

Risk of Fatal Traffic Crashes Up After April 20 Cannabis Event

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 10:21
Some studies have found that driving after using marijuana leads to decreases in reaction times; and other studies have linked marijuana intoxication with vehicle crashes. "The simplest explanation is that some drivers are impaired by cannabis use, and these drivers are contributing to fatal crashes", Dr.

Fatal auto crashes rise on 4/20, but we can't say why

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 10:17
"The simplest interpretation of our findings is that some drivers are impaired by cannabis use and that these drivers contribute to fatal crashes", said study author John Staples, a clinical professor at the University of British Columbia, to VICE. Among drivers younger than 21 years of age, the risk was 38 ...

Fatal Car Crashes Happen More Often Than Usual on 4/20, Study Finds

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 10:00
The study lacks evidence on whether pot was involved in any of the April 20 crashes, but marijuana can impair driving ability. The researchers evaluated 25 years of data from the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Fatality Analysis Reporting System, which includes all fatal auto ...

Weed revenues on Edmonton mayor's want listing for Ottawa journey

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 06:26
Edmonton police Chief Rod Knecht has said police may not be ready to deal with legalization by the summer. Iveson agreed the impact will be clear from the start. “We know that impaired driving is going to be very complicated, and that the paperwork around that and testing new laws and enforcement ...

Weed revenues on Edmonton mayor's want checklist for Ottawa journey

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 06:26
Weed revenues on Edmonton mayor's want checklist for Ottawa journey. February 14, 2018 February 14, ... “We know that impaired driving is going to be very complicated, and that the paperwork around that and testing new laws and enforcement mechanisms is going to be very onerous for police.” ...

NJ marijuana legalization: Toms River shelves weed sale ban

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 05:07
In making his case against allowing marijuana dispensaries in Toms River, Wells cited everything from a likely increase in impaired driving by pot users to a concern that weed sellers could be potential crime targets. Marijuana businesses are almost always forced to deal in cash, since most banks will ...

Weed revenues on Edmonton mayor's wish list for Ottawa trip

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 22:33
The federal government has said it will share the revenues from marijuana sales with the provinces — 25 per cent for Ottawa, 75 per cent for the provinces. ... "We know that impaired driving is going to be very complicated, and that the paperwork around that and testing new laws and enforcement ...

Risk of fatal car crash on 4/20 is 12 per cent higher than a normal day: study

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 22:22
The study lacks evidence on whether pot was involved in any of the April 20 crashes, but marijuana can impair driving ability, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Previous studies have shown that many pot-using motorists drive after partaking and think it's safe to do so. However, the U.S. ...

Worcester cannabis club raises concerns

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 22:00
He said he had met with the Worcester police and had discussed shared concerns about preventing sales of marijuana in the club and impaired driving. He said he had also talked with the city manager's office. “We're working with the city. We're continuing to work with the city,” Mr. Moon said. “It's not us ...

High school students get sobering view of impaired driving

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 21:15
Meadows says he will test the students' motor skills by making them walk in a line and shake their hands while wearing a pair of the goggles. He says the six goggles are all a little different and show what it's like to be impaired by alcohol, marijuana, or even drowsy driving. Freshmen at Croatan High ...

'High Holiday' on 4-20 associated with increase in fatal car crashes

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 18:48
“At the current time, specific drug concentration levels cannot be reliably equated with a specific degree of driver impairment,” the authors said. This new study provides some insight into the potential hazards of marijuana use on the 4/20 holiday for drivers, but the study authors say any drug use while ...

CDOT working to find solutions to driving while high on drugs

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 18:37
More than 60 individuals are arrested each day from DUIs resulting from drug or alcohol consumption, according to CDOT. "Responsible consumption and reducing marijuana-impaired driving is a shared priority," said Kristi Kelly, executive director of the Marijuana Industry Group. "We're proud to play a ...

'High Holiday' on 4-20 associated with increase in fatal car crashes

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 17:41
This new study provides some insight into the potential hazards of marijuana use on the 4/20 holiday for drivers, but the study authors say any drug use while driving is a concern. “My main message to the public is that impairment with alcohol or other drugs increases the risk of crash. My main piece of ...

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