Impaired Driving With Marijuana

King County Sheriff deputies to conduct impaired emphasis patrols on 4/20

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 19:48
SEATTLE - Deputies with the King County Sheriff's Office Precinct 3 (Southeast King County) will be conducting an emphasis patrol for drivers impaired by marijuana on Friday. Each year on April 20, known as 4/20, advocates across the country celebrate the unofficial "marijuana holiday." ...

'We're always hopeful': NDP delay 3 more bills, hope to convince Manitobans to block them

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 19:46
Justice Minister Heather Stefanson read the companion bill to Goertzen's legislation, Bill 26 — The Impaired Driving Offences Act. This bill sets out new rules for drug-impaired drivers, including including automatic licence suspensions for drivers who fail roadside tests for cannabis. Stefanson said the ...

County emphasizes impaired driving patrols on 4/20

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 19:26
In honor of 4/20 tomorrow, King County Sheriff's Office Precinct 3, of Southeast King County, will be conducting an impaired driver emphasis patrol with the hopes of minimizing violators on the marijuana holiday that many people celebrate on April 20 each year. This emphasis patrol is being ...

The legend of 420, and the future of marijuana in Massachusetts

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 19:03
To mark it, the Daily News asked stakeholders in various parts of the marijuana world what they hope people think about on Friday, now that the ... “I think one of the things that's important from my perspective is police are going to be enforcing impaired driving (laws) tomorrow like they do any other day,” ...

PACI educates students about impaired driving dangers

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 19:03
Staff and students from the Prince Albert Collegiate Institute (PACI) watched an emotional video outlining the dangers of driving while impaired. An accompanying presentation by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) representative Brandon Randhay explained impaired driving doesn't just mean ...

Traffic Deaths Increase after 4:20 PM on 4/20

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 18:07
[John A. Staples and Donald A. Redelmeier, The April 20 Cannabis Celebration and Fatal Traffic Crashes in the United States]. Of course, this study does not prove that impaired driving caused by marijuana consumption was the cause of the higher death rate. For example, could be that drivers crashed ...

The King County Sheriff's Office Is Going to Have Patrol Officers Looking for High Drivers on 4/20

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 18:07
"In honor of '420 day' tomorrow (Friday), King County Sheriff's Office Precinct 3 (SE King County) will be conducting an impaired driver emphasis patrol with the hopes of minimizing violators on the 'marijuana holiday' that many people celebrate on 4/20 each year." The Sheriff's Office says that impaired ...

Officers investigating assault of student at elementary school: South Euclid Police Blotter

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 17:56
He was also found with a suspected crack pipe in his possession. Impaired driving, Bluestone Road: A Euclid man, 45, was arrested for OVI after his vehicle was pulled over around 2 a.m. April 8. He was also cited for drug possession after suspected marijuana was found inside the vehicle's trunk. Theft ...

Highway Patrol, other law enforcement to step up DUI checks on 4/20 'marijuana holiday'

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 17:33
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol and other local law enforcement agencies will team up to conduct ENDUI checkpoints and saturation patrols across the state during a 42-hour enhanced enforcement campaign to end drug-impaired driving. The campaign, titled END420DUI, is focused on drug-impaired ...

Chuck Schumer Will Unveil a Marijuana Decriminalization Bill on Friday—Which, Yes, Is 4/20

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 17:22
... a legal-marijuana investment firm. Now the Democrats' highest-ranking senator has joined the effort as well. Per Vice, Schumer's proposal would deschedule the drug, encourage “minority and women-owned marijuana businesses,” fund research into impaired driving, and give the federal government ...

NHP to crackdown on impaired drivers on '4-20 weekend'

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 17:22
Nevada Highway Patrol said troopers will be cracking down on impaired drivers over the "4-20 weekend." Troopers said if you are celebrating the unofficial holiday for marijuana users by consuming cannabis, designate a sober driver because if you drive impaired, then you will be arrested. NHP also ...

AAA to offer first 'Tipsy Tow' service on 4/20 holiday to minimize impaired driving

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 16:48
“It doesn't matter if you're drinking alcohol or using recreational marijuana, there's never an excuse to drive impaired,” John Moreno, public policy manager for AAA Northern California said. “You should always plan for a safe ride home, but if those plans fall through, AAA will get you and your vehicle ...

Jackson Co. Sheriff's Office receives DUII enforcement award

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 16:37
The sheriff's office said currently, there are two deputies dedicated specifically to enforcement of certain traffic laws, including impaired driving. JSCO pointed out they're taking an active approach to educating the public about the dangers of driving under the influence of marijuana. Citizens who notice ...

Law enforcement agencies plan checkpoints, patrols for drug-impaired driving on 4/20

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 16:37
“The stakes are too high to drive under the influence of anything,” said Lt. Joe Williams, with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. “We will be out in force looking for people who may be driving while impaired. This includes alcohol, marijuana, other narcotics, or prescription medication,” said Lt. Williams.

Cannabis commission hires research director

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 16:15
State law requires the CCC to study "patterns of use, methods of consumption, sources of purchase and general perceptions of marijuana among minors, among college and university students and among adults; incidents of impaired driving, hospitalization and use of other health care services related ...

Safety Advocates Warn of the Dangers of Drugged-Driving on “High Holiday”

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 15:41
Yet so far it's still not easy to test a driver for the substance. Blood tests are still required, and even then, they don't necessarily indicate the level of impairment. The more alcohol in the blood, the more impaired the driver is. But THC can be absorbed into body tissues and in the brain, so determining ...

Is Newfoundland and Labrador ready for legal pot, whenever that may be?

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 15:30
Clarke wants to see legalization happen as soon as possible, and if he could give one piece of advice to government ahead of it happening, it would be to direct police to be sensible when it comes to enforcement of impaired driving. He said cannabis dissipates in a user's bloodstream within a half hour ...

Multiple Checkpoints Planned Across Oklahoma To Combat Drug-Impa - NewsOn6.com - Tulsa ...

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 15:18
... agencies will team up to conduct ENDUI checkpoints and saturation patrols across the state during a 42-hour enhanced enforcement campaign to end drug-impaired driving. The campaign, titled END420DUI, is focused on drug-impaired drivers who may be getting high during Marijuana Day, April 20.

Multiple Checkpoints Planned Across Oklahoma To Combat Drug-Impaired Driving

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 15:18
The campaign, titled END420DUI, is focused on drug-impaired drivers who may be getting high during Marijuana Day, April 20. Historically, the number 420 has been associated with marijuana use. In 2014, 63 people died in drug-related crashes in the state of Oklahoma. Drug-related crashes, are ...

Lyon County deputies on lookout for signs of drunk, drugged driving this weekend

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 15:18
... code for marijuana use in progress or a group of several California high school students using that time to hang out after class and smoke pot in the early 1970s. Cope says deputies will be looking for signs of impaired driving, and he says drunk driving can look similar to drugged driving on the street.

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