Metro: Marijuana impairment rising among drivers

LAS VEGAS — Metro Police said they have a huge problem on their hands when it comes to people using marijuana and driving. During the last three years, Metro’s forensics lab screened 4,500 blood samples for marijuana with the bulk of those being impaired drivers. In Crystal Hill’s home, there are memories and pictures of her 18-year-old son Jesse. Jesse died January 1 while walking with his girlfriend. The two … Read More
DUIs For Even a Trace of Weed Being Considered in California

DUIs For Even a Trace of Weed Being Considered in California

click to enlarge TIMOTHY NORRIS FOR LA WEEKLY

  •                                               Timothy Norris for LA Weekly

A proposal in the state legislature could mean DUIs for drivers who aren’t stoned but who toked a few days ago.
It would also target motorists who have even a trace of such prescription drugs as Ambien, Vicodin or even phentermine, a diet drug, in their systems when they’re stopped by cops who think they’re impaired.
Medical marijuana supporters are aghast. And

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CDOT Launches New Campaign to Target Marijuana Impaired Driving

CDOT Launches New Campaign to Target Marijuana Impaired Driving

CDOT-logo-Proper SizeCDOT Launches New Campaign to Target Marijuana Impaired Driving

Drive High, Get a DUI

STATEWIDE—Colorado made history this year by becoming the first state to sell marijuana to anyone over the age of 21. At a press conference this afternoon, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) made history again by announcing the launch of an education campaign targeted at drivers about the dangers of driving under the influence of … Read More

‘Drive High, Get a DUI’ campaign launches in Colorado to stop stoned driving

DENVER - Colorado is launching a new “Drive High, Get A DUI” campaign to remind drivers that newly legal weed should be treated like alcohol and not consumed before driving.

The campaign includes radio and TV ads and new posters to be displayed in dispensaries.

The other part of the effort is enforcement.

Right now, 200 officers of various agencies are trained recognition experts. Another 20 graduated with that certification … Read More

Officers will ‘aggressively’ seek drunken drivers Friday.

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