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.
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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.
There’s no breathalyzer for marijuana, so catching high drivers is the job of Drug Recognition Evaluators. See how it’s done in Canada.
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.
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.
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.