Impaired Driving With Marijuana

Don't get caught celebrating 4/20 while driving

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 14:56
The King County Sheriff's Office announced Thursday, Precinct 3 (in Southeast King County) will be conducting an impaired driver emphasis patrol on Friday, April 20 — in honor of “420 day,” a release stated. The hope is to minimize violators on the “marijuana holiday.” The release stated the patrol is ...

Days before 4/20, Nebraska troopers seize $5 million worth of marijuana

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 14:45
Over 1,800 pounds of marijuana with an estimated street value of more than $5 million were seized by state troopers near Geneva on Wednesday, the ... Law enforcement agencies in Kansas, Nebraska and four other states will patrol for impaired drivers in special enforcements over the weekend.

High Alert: State Warns Drivers To Use Caution On 4/20

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 14:11
Driving while impaired is both dangerous and illegal,” said Secretary of Public Safety and Security Dan Bennett. “Driver responsibility plays a huge role in keeping our roads safe – whether we're talking about marijuana or alcohol – and we want to remind drivers not to take the wheel if they are impaired ...

Canada Debates Law to Determine How and When Motorists Are Too High to Drive

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 12:30
Maurer went on to add that the most vocal opposition arises over how the police will determine someone is too high to drive. “How are they going to test for cannabis impaired driving and is the method by which they propose to do it effective?” he asked. The proposed legislation will strengthen impaired ...

Waiting to exhale

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 12:30
Also, the Colorado Department of Transportation has released some key findings from a groundbreaking study of marijuana users and their driving habits. In the nation's .... Durango Police Commander Ray Shupe said it's because they've always had an eye on the issue of impaired driving. “We're a very ...

'420' enforcement will target impaired motorists in Berks

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 11:56
Police in Berks County plan to conduct specialized patrols on Friday, a date that holds special significance to recreational marijuana users. During the "420" enforcement, police from several departments will pay particular attention to those driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, said Sgt.

DUI/Driver License Checkpoint

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 11:56
The SMPD is in support of a new effort by the California Office of Traffic Safety that is aiming to educate all drivers that “DUI Doesn't Just Mean Booze.” Operating machinery or driving while taking prescription drugs can impair individuals. Marijuana can impair individuals when combined with alcohol or ...

Robert Gordon: Why you should be wary when driving on 4/20

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 11:22
Glorifying marijuana use is now a staple across pop culture, music and Hollywood, where getting high is celebrated with nary a mention of the public safety risks involved. But if you smoke, vape, or enjoy edibles and get behind the wheel of a car while impaired, not only are you breaking the law, you are ...

Drive high, kiss your license goodbye

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 09:52
With Colorado, California and Washington legalizing recreational marijuana and medical marijuana legal in many other states, an important issue is rarely raised. Impaired driving. Alcohol is the traditional problem when it comes to driving, but drug-caused motor vehicle accidents will climb as marijuana ...

Letter: Supremacy Clause Must Govern Marijuana Debate

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 08:22
His opposition is based on a number of factors that have been experienced in states that legalized marijuana including increases in youth usage, increases in impaired driving, drug diversion, drug abuse, and many, many others. Above all, Chief Keel insists he cannot support any form of legalized ...

How Kingston's pot store in the middle of nowhere could be worse than one near a school

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 08:22
The point is that we don't know how the location of alcohol and cannabis stores will affect impaired-driving rates. For all we know, the LCBO could be making a grave error by scattering the new OCS stores thinly and widely (and gradually) across the landscape, because customers — in the Kingston ...

Is Illinois ready for a potential influx of stoned drivers?

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 07:03
Testing positive for marijuana metabolites, for example, does not prove someone was impaired while he or she was behind the wheel. In fact, according to Swoboda, a driver could have smoked weed days before the test was taken and might not have been impaired while driving—but still test positive for ...

AAA extends 'Tipsy Tow' for cannabis holiday

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 05:22
“Although a DUI can raise your annual auto insurance premiums by hundreds of dollars for as long as 10 years, the financial cost is nothing compared to the risk of injuring yourself and others,” said CSAA Insurance Group spokesperson Susan Saito. “Impaired driving includes marijuana use, so it's ...

Buy Cannabix Technologies Inc (OTCMKTS:BLOZF) On The Dip

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 04:03
Cannabix Technologies cast itself as a leading developer of marijuana breathalyzer for law enforcement and workplace. In pursuit of growth opportunities in the space, the company has developed breath testing technologies for enhancing detection of marijuana-impaired driving offenses. The company ...

Waiting for the smoke to clear...

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 04:03
Using cannabis in vehicles will also be banned, and the province plans to toughen regulations around drug-impaired driving, including a new 90-day administrative driving prohibition and the expansion of zero-tolerance restrictions for new drivers to include the presence of THC. B.C. residents will be ...

Town Meeting, Article 33: Planning Board finalizes regulations for recreational marijuana

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 00:07
Board members unanimously condemned “social consumption establishments” on the grounds that they would encourage impaired driving. In the AR district, the 10,000-square-foot limit corresponds to a “Tier Two” cultivation facility as defined by the state Cannabis Control Commission, with multiple ...

Why roadside screening devices may not be ready in time for marijuana legalization

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 20:00
Ontario's top traffic cop says new devices that can help frontline officers determine whether a driver is impaired by drugs may not be ready in time for legalization, amid a growing number of people who choose to drive high. OPP Chief Superintendent Charles Cox, who is the Commander of the OPP's ...

April 20 DUI checkpoint and law enforcement efforts

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 18:52
Medical marijuana is not allowed on campus. It is not legal for any person to smoke or ingest marijuana in a public place, both on and off campus. A citation could cost you up to $500 per violation when court fees are attached. It is not legal to drive a vehicle or ride a bicycle impaired or under the ...

Drugged driving suit educates risks of impaired driving

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 18:52
The different components meant to simulate someone impaired on drugs and alcohol, through the use of pads, weights, and headphones. It teaches young people the dangers of driving under the influence of illegal drugs such as cannabis, cocaine, heroin and MDMA (commonly known as Ecstasy).

Peel Councillors Raise Concerns Over Marijuana Legalization

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 18:07
Mississauga Councillor Carolyn Parrish asked if police officers can stop an impaired driver with marijuana and figure out what they've done and if there was any way of measuring the levels the driver has taken. Parrish also said they should bring back the requirement for four physical education credits, ...