Accidents With Marijuana

Sessions Wrong About Drugged Driving

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 10:22
It also doesn't say the fatal accidents were “caused” by drugs. It's more difficult to prove a person is under the influence of drugs than alcohol while driving. Unlike alcohol, testing positive for a drug — marijuana in particular — doesn't prove intoxication. Marijuana can be detected days or even weeks ...

High Reward

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 04:00
In fact, the federal government itself found that marijuana users are at a far lower risk of causing accidents than drunk drivers according to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in 2015. Their numbers suggest drivers under the influence of alcohol are seven times more likely to ...

Companies fret about hazy rules around pot use at work

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 04:00
Data tends to come from drug tests conducted after an accident, says Carnide, a post-doctoral fellow at the Institute for Work and Health. There is scant data with control groups, which would suggest the extent to which workers who did not have an accident were also using cannabis, and whether the rate ...

Letter: Mr. Trudeau, we're just not ready

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 03:03
Marijuana use will certainly add to this. Our people have suffered enough with drinking and driving, and every year thousands of Canadians are killed in impairment-related accidents. What will happen now when marijuana comes into play? We don't know how much is safe to consume before getting ...

Medical marijuana laws reduced alcohol consumption

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 09:10
"Our findings clearly show that these two substances act as strong substitutes in the marketplace," Chong said. "This implies that rather than exacerbating the consequences of alcohol consumption—such as an increase in addiction, car accidents or disease risk—legalizing cannabis may temper them.".

Police Log Dec. 13: Accidents, DUI, possession, weapons

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 06:15
Upon making contact with the driver, police detected the odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle and two “blunt” wrappers were observed on the floor. Police also said they observed indicators that suggested he was under the influence. Rafter admitted to having just smoked marijuana prior to the ...

Medical Marijuana Laws Reduced Alcohol Consumption

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 10:11
“Our findings clearly show that these two substances act as strong substitutes in the marketplace,” Chong said. “This implies that rather than exacerbating the consequences of alcohol consumption—such as an increase in addiction, car accidents or disease risk—legalizing cannabis may temper them.”.

Raise Your Hand If You Smoke Weed!

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 15:03
Since police still don't have a reliable DUI test for weed (officers are mainly just judging behavior to determine if a driver is high), it's difficult to know what role, if any, weed may have played in an accident, especially since marijuana stays in your system awhile after actual use. But what Sessions failed to ...

Jeff Sessions Gets Grilled By DOJ Intern About Marijuana Stance

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 13:48
“Look, there is this view that marijuana is harmless and does no damage. I believe last year was the first year that automobile accidents that occurred were found to have been caused more by drugs than by alcohol,” claimed Sessions. “Marijuana is not a healthy substance in my opinion—the American ...

United States: Potholes Ahead For Marijuana-Impaired Driving Regulation

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 11:07
Studies supporting this approach show that marijuana- impaired driving roughly doubles the risk of a crash. By comparison, however, talking on a hands-free cell phone while behind the wheel quadruples the risk, and driving with a BAC of .12 − which is about the median amount in drunk driving cases ...

Waldoboro Police beat: Drug possession, accidents

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 08:18
Remillard investigated an accident on the Atlantic Highway, at 4:58 p.m. Diane Sullivan, 59, of Waldoboro, was driving a 2005 Toyota sedan. Sullivan was traveling southbound, following the roadway on the Atlantic Highway. A deer ran out in front of Sullivan's vehicle and she was unable to stop, striking ...

Shut down pot operations

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 01:00
A recent study from Colorado states that fatality car accidents on highways have increased since marijuana legalization in that state. Also, a recent medical study suggests that marijuana use can make the human brain more susceptible to abuse of harder drugs like heroin and prescription opioids.

House: cannabis decriminalisation passes

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 00:57
A Bill to decriminalise small quantities of cannabis was passed in the House of Assembly last night. The Misuse of Drugs (Decriminalisation of Cannabis) Amendment Act, tabled by Zane DeSilva, the Minister of Social Development and Sport, was designed to decriminalise possession of less than 7 ...

Proposed apartment project draws critics; one reader wants marijuana banned

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 15:15
If marijuana were made illegal, it would prevent the adverse effects of marijuana smoke on non-users who maybe be exposed to it. This will eventually create a more pleasant atmosphere. We've wondered how to make Glendale “safe again.” One well-known cause of traffic accidents is driving under the ...

AG Sessions Cites Drugged Driving as Reason Cannabis is Dangerous in Leaked Video

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 14:30
Sessions is citing the Governors Highway Safety Association report which found that 43 percent of motorists who died in traffic accidents had drugs in their system, compared to 37 percent who tested positive for alcohol; however. experts argued that the report should be taken with some caution because ...

Marijuana report results challenged

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 13:11
The Denver Post article also reports that levels of marijuana detected in the bloodstream of those involved in fatal crashes was much higher beginning in 2013, some as much as five times more than the legal amount. And contrary to what marijuana advocates claim, the article quotes sources reporting ...

Jeff Sessions struggles in debate with interns on marijuana, police brutality

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 10:56
“Look, there is this view that marijuana is harmless and it does no damage,” Sessions replied. “I believe last year was the first year that automobile accidents that occurred were found to have been caused more by drugs than by alcohol,” he continued. “Marijuana is not a healthy substance, in my opinion.

Justice Department interns confronted Jeff Sessions over police brutality, gun control, and marijuana

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 00:48
"I intend to defend that Second Amendment. It's as valid as the First Amendment. So that's my basic philosophical view about it," he said. "Look, there's this view that marijuana is harmless and it does no damage. I believe last year was the first year that automobile accidents that occurred were found to ...

Sessions spars with interns over marijuana policy, police brutality

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 23:07
“Look, there is this view that marijuana is harmless and it does no damage,” Sessions said in the video, which was obtained by ABC News and published Thursday. “I believe last year was the first year that automobile accidents that occurred were found to have been caused more by drugs than by ...

Traffic accidents increase between holidays

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 18:26
They stopped 270 vehicles, issued 399 citations, which included the following: 281 seat belt violations, 2 texting while driving violations, 5 speeding violations, 2 possession of marijuana cases, and 109 other violations. Citations for texting while driving and inattentive driving carry a fine of $131.50 in the ...

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