Recent California conviction of stoned driver shows potentially deadly consequences of driving high

By Jason Kotowski While alcohol-related DUIs remain far more common, this past week a case involving a motorist prosecutors say was solely under the influence of marijuana provided a stark example of the danger of driving while stoned. Prosecutors say John Sebastian Hernandez, 23, smoked pot before getting behind the…

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Colorado’s anticipated marijuana report details youth usage, driving and crime over the last 5 years

After five years of data collection, the Colorado Department of Public Safety released its much-anticipated baseline report on the impacts of marijuana legalization. The data provide glimpses for the first time into the how legalization has impacted several highly-charged subjects, including usage among young people and driving impairment. The report…

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How many Coloradans are driving high? New report offers one answer

Four years after the legalization of recreational pot sales, state officials are another step closer to determining how the change is affecting the safety of Colorado’s roads — but many obstacles remain. About 73 percent of some 4,000 drivers charged with driving under the influence in 2016 tested positive for…

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Elderly California Couple Arrested With 60 Pounds Of Cannabis While Driving To Vermont

Elderly California Couple Arrested With 60 Pounds Of Cannabis My grandparents are cooler than yours. That’s because they thought of giving off $ 300,000 worth of pot for Christmas, but unfortunately they got caught. On the 19th of December, my grandparents Patrick Jiron, 83, and Barbara Jiron, 70, were arrested…

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Researchers examine effects of dabbing on driving ability

Published: Dec 8, 2017, 10:12 am • Updated: Dec 8, 2017, 10:48 am By Sam Lounsberry, Reporter-Herald Researchers at both Colorado State University and University of Colorado are using an iPod Touch to measure the effects of “dabbing” marijuana concentrate and how much it impairs driving ability in a new…

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ACLU sues Georgia police over “deeply flawed” driving high arrests

Published: Sep 29, 2017, 10:22 am • Updated: Sep 29, 2017, 10:24 am By Chevel Johnson, The Associated Press A Georgia police department and one of its officers has been sued for arresting three people based on a report by a “drug recognition expert” who accused each of driving under…

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Is is safer to drive high than drunk? Efforts to curtail marijuana-impaired driving collide with attitudes, medicinal use

Published: Aug 25, 2017, 5:54 pm • Updated: Aug 25, 2017, 5:54 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Promoting cannabis as a safer alternative to alcohol was a tenet of the marijuana legalization movements in Colorado and other states. Early data indicate that attitude continues when people get behind…

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Massachusetts vows crackdown on those driving high

Published: Aug 9, 2017, 4:14 pm • Updated: Aug 9, 2017, 7:25 pm By Bob Salsberg, The Associated Press BOSTON — Massachusetts officials have promised a crackdown on marijuana-impaired driving as the state prepared for full implementation of the voter-approved law legalizing adult use of recreational cannabis. State police said…

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