Impaired Driving With Marijuana

Ask the Lawyer: How can a driver be tested for marijuana DUI?

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 16:56
In sum: Impairment is impairment. Cars can be very dangerous, depending upon the condition of the driver. Ron Sokol is a Manhattan Beach attorney with more than 35 years of experience. His column, which appears on Wednesdays, presents a summary of the law and should not be construed as legal ...

Malta man imprisoned after failing to complete drug court program

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 16:56
ALBANY, N.Y. >> A Malta man will serve 1 to 3 years in state prison after admitting to driving without a license and high on drugs but failing to complete a drug court program. ... On Oct. 24, Labelle pleaded guilty to felony-level driving while ability impaired and aggravated unlicensed operation counts.

Lawmakers propose extending retail pot ban until May

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 16:10
In his veto letter, LePage ticked off a list of deficiencies in the original pot bill. It set unrealistic deadlines to launch a new market. It might not raise enough revenue to over regulatory costs. It didn't tackle worries about an increase in impaired driving. He chastised the marijuana implementation committee ...

Police leaders want Legislature to delay vote on legal marijuana

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 15:58
Orange County Sheriff Bill Bohnyak, who is the president of the Vermont Sheriffs' Association, said some of the main concerns law enforcement officials have include people driving while impaired and an officer's lack of tools to test for marijuana. There is no roadside test for marijuana akin to a ...

Republican Lawmaker Just Justified Marijuana Prohibition With Racism

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 15:26
The discussion of marijuana legalization took hold during the aforementioned legislative meeting. When he was granted the floor, Representative Steve Alford began by talking about impaired driving. In all fairness, impaired driving is a serious issue and has been a source of contention among cannabis ...

Lawmakers propose extending retail pot ban until May

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 14:01
In his veto letter, LePage ticked off a list of deficiencies in the original pot bill. It set unrealistic deadlines to launch a new market. It might not raise enough revenue to over regulatory costs. It didn't tackle worries about an increase impaired driving. He chastised the marijuana implementation committee for ...

Insurers should prepare messaging on responsible pot use

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 13:56
Insurers will have to give some guidance to motorists on how much marijuana drivers can smoke without getting too impaired to drive, Patterson said. Motorists needing advice from insurance companies could include people using medicinal marijuana, people who smoke it “recreationally” and people ...

Maine lawmakers propose extending retail pot ban until May

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 13:45
It didn't tackle worries about an increase impaired driving. He chastised the marijuana implementation committee for doing nothing to address failings of the state's medical marijuana law, or considering how adult-use, with its different tax rates and regulatory structure, might impact the medical marijuana ...

Minden man dies after being struck by vehicle

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 11:18
A 62-year-old man from Highlands East was charged with having control of a vehicle while impaired, having too much alcohol in his blood while having control of a vehicle, possession of less than 30 grams of marijuana, careless driving and having open liquor in the car while having control of a vehicle.

Dangerous Distractions Behind the Wheel

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 07:07
Sauve is doing work as part of the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign, which EOPSS said stresses alcohol, drugs and distractions are all impairments and drivers have the responsibility to stay off the road if impaired in any manner. Distractions include everything from reading a text, blaring music ...

Breathalyzers and brain caps: Researchers race to devise a roadside test for driving while high

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 04:33
“There is no test out there at this time that can give us some sort of numerical reading … that would tell us that person is impaired.” Drug-testing experts tend to break the country down into two categories: blood states and urine states. Get pulled over looking like you're driving under the influence of drugs ...

Police Chiefs Want Legislature to Delay Vote on Legal Marijuana

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 00:15
“We are really just concerned because (Scott's) own words last year were he would veto any bill for marijuana if it doesn't include the impaired driving aspect of it,” Bohnyak said. In addition to roadway safety, Scott tasked the commission with looking at taxation, education and prevention, with a focus on ...

Numbers on RIDE checks don't add up

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 00:03
On one hand, the chief of Waterloo Regional Police is correctly saying we need more officers on the road, checking for people who are driving while impaired. Legal cannabis is coming this year, says Chief Bryan Larkin, and "it is crucial that we step up our efforts on enforcement and education to ensure ...

Driver arrested for OWI, 5th offense, passenger for marijuana possession after crash in Zoo ...

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 15:27
... for OWI, fifth offense, and a Cascade man was arrested for possession of marijuana with intent to deliver as party to a crime after a crash Saturday night, January 6th in the Zoo Interchange. The acting sheriff spoke out about the crash Monday — saying impaired driving can be deadly, and it must end.

OPINION: Are marijuana and liquor a bad fit?

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 14:52
Will the selling of marijuana in liquor stores result in poor health outcomes, higher health costs and more impaired driving? The answer, according to two credible and well-respected medical professionals, is a resounding “yes,” and it's an answer they are trying to get the NDP government to sit up and ...

36 Suspected DUI Drivers Arrested In Livermore: Police

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 14:30
LIVERMORE, CA — More than 35 drivers suspected of driving while impaired were arrested in Livermore last month, police officials said. Police conducted roving patrols throughout ... deaths and injuries in the East Bay. Officials warn that impaired driving also includes prescription drugs and marijuana.

Cannabis Act changes may cause excessive strain on border services, CBA warns

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 13:45
According to the CBA's letter, a person charged with impaired driving under s. 253 and 255 of the Criminal Code faces a maximum penalty of no more than five years' imprisonment if convicted. A foreign national convicted of an impaired driving offence equivalent to s. 253 is criminally inadmissible, while ...

Marijuana use in vehicles among new 2018 California traffic laws

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 13:45
Although not a traffic law itself, the Jan. 1 legalization of recreational marijuana sales has significant implications for impaired driving laws. In anticipation of the legalization, the California government outlawed the use of marijuana and marijuana products by drivers or passengers while a motor vehicle is ...

Cannabis Sales Need to Involve a Mental Health-Conscious Marketing Plan

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 10:56
The federal government has also set minimum standards and limits for the age of consumption, drug-impaired driving, personal possession, and cultivation, and has given provincial government the authority to implement further restrictions. British Columbia has set the minimum age of consumption at 19 ...

The fallout after Sessions' anti-states'-rights posture on marijuana

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 10:45
Sessions, however, views marijuana as a gateway drug, the state legalization of which has not only flouted federal law, but also created a potential for higher rates of impaired driving, greater appeal to youth, as well as a black market for marijuana in states which neighbor those where marijuana is legal.

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