Removal Of Controversial Drugged Driving PSA Highlights Seriousness Of Impaired Driving

Delaware Gov signs expungement bill

CALIFORNIA: A January 5 article at The Sacramento Bee reports on the decision to stop running a controversial public service announcement sponsored by the California Office of Traffic Safety.  Critics argued that the ad – which featured a diverse group of individuals explaining why they use pot but also do not drive while high — promoted the use Read the full article…

Study: Cannabis Use Not Significantly Associated With Increased Traffic Accident Risk

MJ not responsible for higher DUI

ROMANIA: Cannabis exposure is not strongly associated with an increased risk of motor vehicle accident, according to a meta-analysis of 24 epidemiological studies published in the journal Frontiers in Pharmacology. Investigators at the University of Bucharest, Department of Medicine and Pharmacy reviewed data from two-dozen studies assessing the association between cannabis-positive drivers and unfavorable traffic outcomes, such as motor Read the full article…

Police: ‘Contact high’ Not An Excuse For Marijuana DUI

WASHINGTON:  Members of local law enforcement agencies said they heard an increased number of creative excuses for impaired driving after recreational marijuana was legalized in early July.  Authorities said impaired drivers will be punished, regardless of how they become high. A Spokane County Sheriff’s deputy said the most recent excuse happened during a traffic stop Read the full article…