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Marijuana's 4/20 Holiday Tied to Rise in Fatal Car Crashes

Marijuana’s 4/20 Holiday Tied to Rise in Fatal Car Crashes

Marijuana’s 4/20 Holiday Tied to Rise in Fatal Car Crashes

Marijuana users’ self-proclaimed holiday is linked with a slight increase in fatal U.S. car crashes, an analysis of 25 years of data found.

With Pot Legal, Massachusetts Vows Crackdown on Impaired Drivers

With Pot Legal, Massachusetts Vows Crackdown on Impaired Drivers

Massachusetts officials promised a crackdown Thursday on marijuana-impaired driving as the state prepared for full implementation of the voter-approved law legalizing adult use of recreational pot.

Colorado Announces $2.35 Million in Grants to Study Marijuana Impacts

Colorado Announces $2.35 Million in Grants to Study Marijuana Impacts

On Dec. 13, 2016, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment announced $2.35 million in grants to researchers who can help the state better understand the impacts of marijuana. Most of the grant money—$1.68 million—will go to two studies on marijuana use and driving.

New Hampshire Officers Worry About Legalization in Neighboring States

New Hampshire Officers Worry About Legalization in Neighboring States

Law enforcement officers in New Hampshire are worried about the impact of legalized marijuana in neighboring Massachusetts and Maine. “Regardless of what the existing laws are in the state of Maine or the state of Massachusetts, marijuana possession is illegal in New Hampshire,” State Police Lt. Chris Vetter said.

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New Breathalyzer Detects Marijuana Whether Smoked or Eaten

Law enforcement officers could soon have a way to test for the presence of marijuana in drivers, whether the cannabis has been smoked or consumed in food. Hounds Labs, Inc., of Oakland, Calif., announced on Sept. 14, 2016, its new breathalyzer is being tested in the field, according to an article posted the same day at CBS SF Bay Local.


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