Impaired Driving With Marijuana

Canada Seen as Safe Haven for Cannabis Investors as US AG Launches Strike Against Industry

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 08:30
Among other stipulations, these included safeguarding public health, particularly from the risk of impaired driving, and preventing the distribution of marijuana to minors and to states where it remains illegal. Now under his indictment that the Cole Memo 'undermines the rule of law,' the AG has left a ...

Iredell District Court roundup: Jan. 8

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 07:45
The following cases were heard Jan. 8 by Judge Christine Underwood in Iredell County District Court. » Dantae Jamal Carson, possession of marijuana up to ½ ounce and possession of marijuana paraphernalia, six months unsupervised probation. » Elizabeth B. Childers, driving while impaired; ...

Is this the year state legislatures lead the charge to pass recreational marijuana laws?

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 06:37
For the first time, from all indications, state legislatures are poised to pass recreational marijuana legalization laws. So far, the ... Though Scott says he's open to the concept of a regulated commercial market, the governor's adamant he'll only support a plan that addresses impaired driving concerns.

Drunk and stoned drivers still stubbornly taking the road

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 00:03
“It's a stupid decision to get behind the wheel if you've been drinking or taking drugs,” said local President Natalie Andrews. “There is no excuse. People know it's wrong.” Police are concerned the legalization of marijuana in 2018 will increase the number of drug-impaired drivers on the road.

Rosie DiManno: Politicians bungle everything — legal pot will be no different

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 16:45
Clark County, in which Vegas is situated, boasts some 80 dispensaries selling recreational (as opposed to medical) pot. Anyone over the ... Relevant legislation — Bill C-45, the Cannabis Act, and Bill-C-46, which would tighten rules on impaired driving related to marijuana use — are still tied up in the ...

Pot smoking and pot holes

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 13:11
... Marijuana legal in the state: “The proposition would generate tax revenue and decrease law enforcement costs, providing funding for things like after school programs, drug prevention education and drug/alcohol addiction treatment, law enforcement training and research on impaired driving and other ...

Roadside drug testing underway

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 09:48
When a saliva sample is run through the roadside testing device, the results will show either positive or negative for controlled substances including cocaine, heroin, meth, marijuana, opioids, and anti-depressants. Drivers involved in accidents may be evaluated for drunk or drugged driving, added ...

Drugged drivers face same penalties as drunk drivers in Michigan

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 09:48
ESCANABA — Drivers in Delta County who are impaired by drugs face the same penalties as motorists convicted of drunk driving, according to local law enforcement ... The only exception is a motorist who has a valid medical marijuana card and is driving with marijuana in his or her system. Under the ...

Iredell District Court roundup: Jan. 4-8

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 07:45
Kemuel Lawson Brown, possession of marijuana up to ½ ounce and possession of marijuana paraphernalia, six months unsupervised probation. » Nicholas J. Burdette, driving while impaired; 60 days suspended, 12 months supervised probation and 24 hours of community service within 60 days.

WALLACE: Sharing a toke with family still taboo for majority of Canadians

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 07:00
More common usage is expected to lead to more common abuse, and concerns here range from impaired driving — and how exactly police test for and prosecute those who smoke and drive — to increased addiction and workplace issues. Pot will collectively put billions into the pockets of government, ...

MADD names Officer of the Year

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 06:03
After receiving the award, Thomas told the local media one thing that's concerning about the impaired issue is people driving high after marijuana becomes legal this summer. “It will be more difficult to pinpoint impaired driving by drugs especially marijuana,” Thomas said. He adds it's going to be more ...

National Column: Politicians will bungle pot legalization

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 05:52
Relevant legislation – Bill C-45, the Cannabis Act, and Bill-C-46, which would tighten rules on impaired driving related to marijuana use – are still tied up in the Conservative-dominated Senate, seven months after the House passed them. Distribution, sales and packaging will not necessarily be ...

Politicians will bungle pot legalization

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 05:52
Relevant legislation - Bill C-45, the Cannabis Act, and Bill-C-46, which would tighten rules on impaired driving related to marijuana use - are still tied up in the Conservative-dominated Senate, seven months after the House passed them. Distribution, sales and packaging will not necessarily be ...

Politicians bungle everything — legal pot will be no different

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 05:52
Relevant legislation — Bill C-45, the Cannabis Act, and Bill-C-46, which would tighten rules on impaired driving related to marijuana use — are still tied up in the Conservative-dominated Senate, seven months after the House passed them. Distribution, sales and packaging will not necessarily be ...

NJ marijuana legalization: Prominent lawmaker has 'major concerns' about stoned driving

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 04:56
Unlike the breathalyzer for alcohol, there is no reliable and cost-effective field test for police to assess the impairment level of marijuana-using drivers. Also unlike alcohol, pot stays in one's system for weeks. Being able to scientifically pinpoint when someone used it, and how high they are while driving, ...

Cannabis Industry and Activists Take Over the Capitol

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 20:18
In a flyer, the association called for seven benchmarks “pre-legalization of marijuana” including: saliva-based roadside tests, two two-year studies into cannabis-impaired driving, increased education campaigns, another study into cannabis use by minors and outlawing all forms of cannabis oil extraction.

'Francis's killer is free': Mother, MPs appeal for tougher impaired driving laws

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 19:33
Cooper, the deputy shadow minister for Justice, tried unsuccessfully last fall to introduce an amendment to Bill C-46 — part of the government's legal marijuana legislation package — that would see a mandatory five-year sentence introduced for impaired driving causing death. “It doesn't take away ...

Ad campaign won't work

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 19:33
Ahead of its July deadline for legalizing recreational marijuana use in Canada, the federal government has launched a ad campaign warning of the risks of drug-impaired driving. I wonder if any elected official has noticed ads warning against drinking and riving have not eliminated drunk driving.

Letter to the editor: Testing needed for those who drive while high

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 19:22
That's up from about 160 in 2016. Officials didn't say how many were pot-related, but I'll bet there were quite a few. The Maine Legislature must not approve any marijuana bills until impaired-driving testing equipment is available and police training is completed. Fines and jail time must be at a level that ...

Letter to the editor: Testing needed for those who drive while high

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 19:22
Officials didn't say how many were pot-related, but I'll bet there were quite a few. The Maine Legislature must not approve any marijuana bills until impaired-driving testing equipment is available and police training is completed. Fines and jail time must be at a level that will make folks think twice about ...

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