Accidents With Marijuana

Under the Influence of Marijuana in Virginia Car Crashes

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pot Most people relate driving under the influence to alcohol consumption. However, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), marijuana users are roughly 25 percent more likely to be involved in an automobile collision in comparison to drivers with no traces of marijuana in ...

Pot legalization, taxation discussed without decision

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 12:08
HARTFORD — Advocates for legalizing and taxing recreational marijuana say the measure would minimize crime and limit opioid dependency, but ... Some committee members doubted the accuracy of studies showing that crime and car accidents have risen in states where marijuana has been ...

Cocke County Legislative Body hears another perspective on medical marijuana

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 11:25
Jeremy Faison has introduced legislation in the General Assembly to legalize medical marijuana as 30 other states have done. The lawmaker argues the ... “What about flashbacks? I've worked many accidents and there was only one way to explain what caused the accident and that was flashbacks.

Letter: Public should vote on allowing marijuana shops in town

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 20:11
Dear Editor: To me, the matter of bringing a marijuana shop into Stanwood seems to be a strongly revenue-based decision, heading for approval no matter what the townspeople think or want, or that ... Bringing a marijuana shop to Stanwood would create an opportunity for more accidents like Ryan's.

How Cell Phones And Marijuana Are Killing More Pedestrians In America

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 09:07
Note: It's unclear whether the accidents were caused by motorists who were high on marijuana or pedestrians high on marijuana. It also raises questions about how law enforcement can detect or arrest people who are impaired by marijuana use. Perhaps instead of a breathalyzer test, a police officer ...

Drive to destroy booze, marijuana

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 02:00
Mar 19, 2018-District Police Office, Dolakha, has intensified its drive to destroy illegally brewed alcohol and marijuana farms. Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Rameshwor Karki ... campaign has resulted in a marked decline in crimes. Even the number of road accidents have gone down, he added.

GIANFICARO: New Jersey right to consider legalizing marijuana sales

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 06:30
Marijuana sales are expected to net the state $300 million annually in tax revenue. Why wait? Remember, while you pause before agreeing, those speed bumps in your mind are merely fiction. On the whole, DUI rates and fatal car crashes in states where marijuana is legal are declining, according to a ...

Amsterdam-Style Marijuana Lounges Are Up and Running In San Francisco

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 15:52
One of their concerns being that legalizing smoking lounges would lead to more impaired driving accidents. People like Jim Borghesani, a spokesperson for the Marijuana Policy Project, rejects these claims. Borghesani says having these establishments will not change the rate of impaired driving, ...

San Diego Police Plan St. Patrick's Day DUI and Marijuana Checkpoint

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 12:30
The San Diego Police Department announced a DUI and license checkpoint on Saturday night targeting St. Patrick's Day revelers. The checkpoint will be in operation from 11 p.m. Saturday to 3 a.m. Sunday at an undisclosed location chosen because of past DUI accidents and arrests. Officers will be ...

Woman attempted to substitute clean urine during county drug test

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 12:18
Possession: Hervey Medina-Agosto, 18, of Lebanon, was charged with possession of marijuana after an incident at Jay Street and Gibble Avenue at 1:45 a.m. Feb. 3. Possession: Stefan Dissinger, 19, of Lincoln Avenue in Lebanon, was charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia ...

Marijuana is NOT the most dangerous drug of all time

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 13:25
Oddly enough, Mr. Katz fails to mention that studies from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration which indicate that while the detectable amounts of marijuana in those who have experienced accidents has risen slightly in states which have legalized recreational marijuana, the ...

Police Find Marijuana, Stolen Gun Following Messy Rollover Crash On I-75

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 06:22
The driver and one passenger have minor injuries, while another passenger is in critical condition. The truck driver was uninjured. During the crash investigation, police say troopers located marijuana and a stolen gun. An investigation is ongoing. It took crews about four hours to clear the debris from the ...

Massachusetts: First State to Propose Social Marijuana Use

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 04:03
According to them and the Massachusetts Association of District Attorneys, these facilities would lead to higher possibility of stoned drivers causing road accidents endangering public safety. However, despite numerous oppositions, the Cannabis Control Commission will already conduct public hearings ...

Rich Zeoli Column: Phil Murphy's 'Pot' Problem

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 20:56
He was elected on this position, among others, so it's not a surprise he is already budgeting for the expected tax windfall that legal pot has brought to states such as Colorado. ... Accidents are going to soar. ... Because Phil Murphy doesn't have the votes to pass a bill legalizing recreational marijuana.

Group trying to figure out role of pot in impaired-driving accidents

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 19:39
Meanwhile, CDOT is really digging deep into this data to understand a lot more about these crashes that involved somebody who was high.” A variety of factors play into how impaired each individual driver may be after consuming marijuana, including the amount consumed, time elapsed since ...

FDA Releases Plan To Cut Nicotine In Cigarettes

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 17:28
Study: Fatal Car Crashes Involving Marijuana Have TripledResearch finds marijuana is playing a significant role in fatal traffic accidents. Richard Sherman Signs 3-Year Deal With 49ersThe four-time All-Pro cornerback signed a three-year deal with the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, two days after ...

Lawmakers continue debate over 'retail marijuana'

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 17:22
Lawmakers had few issues with medical marijuana, but some feel retail pot can be damaging others. "There's no way to test for driving under the influence of marijuana, so when there are accidents that occur or people are swerving on the road, police are going to have a difficult time arresting and ...

Hearing on legalizing recreational marijuana to be held in Hartford

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 06:07
Opponents argue that you have to look at the overall cost, things like the health effects of long term marijuana use, and the increase in traffic accidents from people getting high and getting behind the wheel. Could this actually get through the legislature? It is possible, and then the question becomes, ...

Police Log March 14: Accidents, DUI, drugs

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 06:41
Police said Trey G. Perry, 28, of Kennett Square, was arrested and charged with violations of the Controlled Substance, Drug, Device, and Cosmetic Act, after he was found to be in possession of marijuana and related paraphernalia. The incident occurred on Feb. 19 at 3:36 p.m., in the 300 block of ...

Commission supports legal medical marijuana for Oceanside

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 19:37
Fire Chief Rick Robinson's concerns include medical emergencies with marijuana, accidental consumption of edibles by children and pets, smoke exposure to firefighters and paramedics, and the increased potential for vehicle accidents caused by impaired drivers. An ad hoc committee appointed last ...