Impaired Driving With Marijuana

Sonora City Council creates opening for some cannabis businesses

1 hour 10 min ago
Williams gave a speech at the end explaining her vote that invoked the murder of her father at the hands of a gang member with a gun in 1993 and how she was concerned about the dangers that impaired driving on cannabis posed to others in the city. Muzio was most critical of how Williams said she ...

Adults will have the ability to carry 30 grams of pot in public, province says

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 21:03
It will be illegal for anyone under 19 to possess cannabis. P.E.I.'s cannabis rules affect most government departments, the province said Tuesday. (Laura Meader/CBC). The province plans to strengthen roadside suspension and create a summary offence in cases of drug-impaired driving with a minor.

Arrest report: Seahawks' Lane admitted to using marijuana before driving

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 19:45
The patrolman wrote, "I explained to Lane several times throughout our contact that he was under arrest because of his driving ability, performance on the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests, and admission to smoking marijuana led me to believe that he was impaired by a combination of alcohol and ...

Driver faces new charges after pedestrian dies

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 19:33
Simons agreed at the scene to provide a blood sample, according to reports, and an analysis revealed the presence of methamphetamine and marijuana in his system at levels that would have impaired his driving. Simons has been free on $23,000 bail since his arrest. At Tuesday's court hearing, Circuit ...

Local officials: Legalization of recreational pot would be problematic

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 19:11
Sullivan County District Attorney Jim Farrell said he's opposed to legalization of recreational marijuana. In 22 years as a prosecutor, he said he's seen too many marijuana-related crimes, including impaired driving and related crashes. Colorado has seen steep increases in fatal crashes involving drivers ...

Committee's straw vote delays Maine pot social clubs to 2023

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 17:52
While LePage didn't mention social clubs, committee leaders believe that social club licensing figured into LePage's concerns about impaired driving. After all, those who consume marijuana in a social club eventually have to leave, critics say. They say some lawmakers who voted against last year's bill ...

Town to Decide on Cannabis Permit

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 17:14
45.4% 'strongly agreed' that a portion of tax collected from the sale of cannabis be directed to areas such as enforcement, public education, harm reduction, impaired driving prevention, and mental health and addictions treatment. At the town council meeting in Outlook, it was said that no decision on ...

Regina police chief says expect 'headlines' as pot dispensaries face possible charges before ...

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 16:45
Regina's police chief says the service might still lay charges against marijuana dispensary owners before the drug becomes legal, adding that the public can expect "headlines" in the coming weeks. Chief Evan Bray made the statement about headlines in a speech to a chamber of commerce meeting in ...

UPDATE: PEI pot plans - marijuana will be sold in Charlottetown, Summerside, Montague, West ...

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 13:08
“As we go forward, we've indicated in regards to impaired driving or usage while in a car that there are going to be some different initiatives to deal with. If there is a minor in the car, that will result in a penalty that will be in place at roadside as we go forward. The actual legislation is still to be set.''.

PEI sets new policies for legalized marijuana

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 13:00
Tuesday, the province set cannabis possession limits at 30 grams, prohibited youth under 19 from possession and said it would strengthen roadside suspensions and create summary offences in cases of impaired driving with a minor, with the potential for increasing penalties in the future.

Adults will be able to carry 30 grams of pot in public, province says

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 12:15
There are no restrictions in personal residences at this time. It will be illegal for anyone under 19 to possess cannabis. The province plans to strengthen roadside suspension and create a summary offence in cases of drug-impaired driving with a minor. Convictions for summary offences usually result in ...

When the VA lies to Congress about medical marijuana, it lies to our wounded warriors

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 11:52
In fact, many drugs prescribed by a doctor and/or dispensed at a VA hospital come with warnings such as “Do not drive or operate heavy machinery while taking this medication.” If the risk of impaired driving were the threshold for banning a substance, pharmacies would lose significant percentages of ...

PPD: Three arrests at DUI/DL checkpoint

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 09:03
In recent years, California has seen an increase in drug-impaired driving crashes. Porterville police supports the new effort from the Office of Traffic Safety that aims to educate all drivers that “DUI Doesn't Just Mean Booze.” If a person takes prescription drugs, particularly those with a driving or operating ...

The pot-ential of legalization in Canada

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 06:03
Secondly, the bill prohibits the growing of marijuana for personal use or growing it for commercial use if it is conducted outside the laws established by ... additional training and resources—besides the saliva test, which has yet to be federally regulated—in order to identify and handle impaired drivers, ...

Black Caucus Sees Murphy as Ally but Says 'Not So Fast' to Legalizing Marijuana

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 01:56
But Murphy repeatedly called for legalizing recreational marijuana use during the campaign last year, and he never backed off that position during the transition, even as some lawmakers began to raise concerns about issues like the increased potential for impaired driving. While making the case for ...

Wyoming County man charged with driving while ability impaired

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 21:03
A Wyoming County man was arrested by state troopers Friday for driving while his ability was impaired, after troopers allegedly found marijuana in his vehicle, according to State Police. Samuel M. Martin, 41, of the Town of Warsaw, was stopped by troopers on Route 19 in Warsaw for an inadequate ...

Legalization of pot will lead to more impaired charges, expert warns

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 19:00
The legalization of marijuana on July 1 will lead to an increase in the number of impaired drivers, a legal expert warns. “When cannabis becomes legally available to purchase at the age of 18 . . . we can expect rate of use among young people and rates of drug-impaired driving to rise significantly,” said ...

Police say they need more resources to tackle drugged drivers

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 16:11
The key to reducing driving while high remains education, enforcement and keeping minors from accessing or using marijuana once Ottawa legalizes the drug. “Currently police forces throughout Pictou County, Nova Scotia and Canada use drug recognition officers who deal with impaired drivers.

GOLDEN: Bumps in the road await Murphy

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 13:45
Public safety concerns were raised as well after a study revealed a spike in incidents of impaired driving as a result of marijuana use. Supporters argue that legalization is merely an official acknowledgement that marijuana use is already widespread and it is a waste of valuable law enforcement ...

Cannabis costs still not clear: Police Chief

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 13:00
Although the Saskatchewan Government is footing the bill to train officers on drug-impaired driving enforcement, Cooper said the real cost of legalization is still difficult to estimate. “They left out a lot of the costs associated to court and prosecutions, and that's a real concern for us locally,” Cooper said.

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