Marijuana DUI

Effects of legalized recreational marijuana on California roadways

In 2018, the first full year of [California’s] prop 64, there were 333 DUI marijuana arrests — that is a 69 percent increase [from 2017]. View the full article here >

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Local charges, but no conviction yet for driving with pot in the car

An American company is still conducting field tests on its roadside device it says can detect whether the driver has consumed marijuana within the last two hours, considered to be the peak time of impairment. View the full article here >

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Bad Influence: The use of legal and illegal drugs is a growing menace on our roadways

This report uses real-world examples to address the rise of drug-impaired driving, the need for better understanding and awareness of the dangers, and some of the tragic consequences that it can have.   Read Report Here >

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Marijuana and Alcohol Involvement in Fatal Crashes in WA

This report provides updated information regarding the involvement of marijuana in fatal crashes in Washington following legalization of recreational cannabis, including the rise of poly-drug drivers in fatal crashes. The report also includes key insights from other surveys, including Washington’s Roadside Self-Report Marijuana Survey and the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance and Healthy Youth Surveys.  …

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Drug Impaired Driving – A Guide for What States Can Do

This report by the Governors Highway Safety Association contains a wealth of information, statistics, and specific examples to help states understand the prevalence and effects of drug-impaired driving so that they can work toward reducing it. It also provides information about educational programs and recommendations for programs and protocols states can implement in order to…

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what is the prevalence of driving while high?

Driving While High: Its Prevalence, Misperceptions, and Impact

With marijuana legalization spreading throughout the U.S., it’s not surprising that marijuana use is on the rise. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), 9% of the U.S. population over 18 years old used marijuana in the past month.¹ In Colorado, where recreational marijuana use has been legal since November 2012, adult…

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