How Much Does Marijuana Impact Your Driving?

A rigorous federal research study by the National Institute on Drug Abuse offers new data on the effects of marijuana on driving performance.

IOWA:  A rigorous federal research study by the National Institute on Drug Abuse offers new data on the effects of marijuana on driving performance. The exact impact of marijuana on driving ability is a controversial subject—and it’s become more important states continue to loosen their drug laws. And, while drunk driving is on the decline Read the full article…

Colorado State Patrol: Legal Marijuana Brought ‘New Era’ Of DUI Arrests In 2014

COLORADO:   The legalization of marijuana in Colorado brought with it a “new era” of impaired driving, the Colorado State Patrol said Thursday. Of more than 5,500 drug- and alcohol-related tickets served to impaired drivers in 2014, 354 of them involved only marijuana. CSP released statewide data late Thursday; no county or city breakdown was available. Read the full article…

Ontario To Bring In Stronger Punishment For Driving Under Influence Of Drugs

Ontario plans to strengthen the punishment for driving under the influence of drugs, matching those already in place for driving under the influence of alcohol.

CANADA:  Canada’s stance on the legal use of marijuana remains somewhat ambiguous, with rules and their implementation varying on a case-by-case basis. Certain parts of the marijuana debate, most notably the legality of medical marijuana, the recreational use of pot and the hesitance of some law enforcement agencies to crack down on it, continue to Read the full article…

Washington State Looks To Ban Pot In Vehicles

The law requires that marijuana in vehicles on public roadways or right-of-ways be in a sealed container and that the seal should not be broken.

WASHINGTON:  When it comes to setting limits on driving while under the influence, the architects of Washington’s legal marijuana law largely aimed to imitate the state’s rules for alcohol. In one crucial respect, though, state officials say the legal pot law is different: There’s no explicit language saying that you can’t smoke marijuana in a Read the full article…