Better Measures Are Needed to Detect Cannabis Impairment While Driving, Experts Say

A study coming out of Canada proves what we all know—that more improvements are needed before we can truly understand cannabis impairment while driving, and before we can truly determine who is impaired.  The study came from the Canadian Medical Association Journal and was conducted by a research team associated…

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What Should You Do If You Get Caught Driving While High on Weed?

It is common knowledge that “driving while high” is one of the major arguments of lawmakers and policy makers against the legalization of cannabis around the world. They believe that legalizing cannabis will result in more people driving around while under the influence of marijuana; although there is no fact…

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What are 5 Competitive Forces Driving the Booming Cannabis Extraction Business?

The growth of the cannabis economy has fostered the growth of different sectors involved in the cannabis industry. Cannabis has gone beyond just enjoying cannabis flowers in joints and pipes. Different varieties of products have emerged that are prompting the exponential growth of the global cannabis market. As a matter…

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Impaired Even While Sober – Analyzing the Latest Cannabis and Driving Study

Analyzing the latest “Cannabis Impairs Driving” Study This one is a tough one. On one hand, we have a group of highly credentialed researchers utilizing a wide array of tactics to understand the underlying impacts of cannabis consumption. Some of the studies that MARIJUANA INVESTIGATIONS FOR NEUROSCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY [MIND] has…

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Why are People Getting Arrested for Driving Legal Hemp around the Country?

Why are People Getting Arrested for Driving Legal Hemp around the Country?  What the latest law enforcement “cannabis blunder” can teach us about Drug Prohibition Imagine going about your way in a U-Haul, driving along the Interstate when a random traffic stop changes your life. Firstly, in the back of…

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Cannabis and Driving – What the Experts Get Wrong

What the “Experts” Fail to Understand about Cannabis and Driving NBC News recently published an article, “Many drivers who test positive for marijuana have a child in the car, survey finds”. This obviously is a very alarmist headline that makes you immediately think that some Cheech-and-Chong-looking-dude is sitting there with…

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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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