Accidents With Marijuana

New Jersey Governor Vows to Legalize Weed, Cuomo Promises to Think About It

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 17:07
But, as Cuomo's study will likely find, the case for legalizing marijuana is plenty strong, irrespective of its fiscal benefits. It simply does not make public-policy sense to create an unregulated black market for a popular substance that is less addictive, less fatal, and less likely to cause traffic accidents than ...

Opinion: Don't let Big Marijuana profit at New Jersey's expense

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 06:03
Based on research in other states that have legalized recreational marijuana, we estimate that the public health costs related to Big Marijuana are at least 125 percent greater than the increased tax revenues, due to workplace accidents, hospital admissions, traffic crashes, increased law enforcement ...

Letter: Raise red flags about legalizing marijuana

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 06:26
You don't! If legalization of marijuana goes forward, the tax benefits to the state will be erased by the cost of motor vehicle accidents. The National Institute for Health says marijuana is addicting. The politicians and potential merchants of pot say it isn't. Sounds like the tobacco companies a few years back ...

Crime and Accidents for Jan. 15

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 01:00
MARSHALL — A report was sent to the county attorney for consideration of marijuana possession charges against a juvenile female, in an incident reported at 5:55 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of South Fourth Street and James Avenue, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — A Craigslist scam was ...

Weed push! - Health ministry hopeful as WHO considers medicinal properties of ganja

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 23:18
"We are also focusing research into the adverse effects of cannabis, which includes our partnership with PAN American Health Organisation (PAHO) in a study investigating the link between cannabis use and road traffic accidents," added Tufton. He said the health ministry has recognised that Jamaica ...

Talk Back: Sessions must crack down on recreational pot use

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 01:00
Yes, Attorney General Jeff Sessions must crack down on California for recreational marijuana use. It is a drug, whether used for medical use or for fun. We are seeing a spike in marijuana-related accidents. People are getting crazy and driving more than 100 mph, killing people. Once on drugs, they have ...

Four cannabis retailers cited for selling to minors

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 14:07
Hijinx, Cannabiz Experience, Rogue River Herbal and Rogue River Cannabis likely will face fines. “We goofed during a rush, and we made a mistake,” said Robert Weinger, owner Cannabiz Experience. “Accidents do happen, and we are human.” Weinger said he has learned from the miscue and is ...

Multi-vehicle Crash on Highway 4 Blamed on Cannabis

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 13:00
When the legalization of recreational marijuana went into effect on January 1st, 2018, California's lawmakers also decided to increase penalties for driving while high. Police officers have been receiving additional training to recognize people driving while stoned. Testing, however, is difficult, because ...

Four pot stores cited for selling to minors

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 20:31
Hijinx, Cannabiz Experience, Rogue River Herbal and Rogue River Cannabis likely will face fines. “We goofed during a rush, and we made a mistake,” said Robert Weinger, owner Cannabiz Experience. “Accidents do happen, and we are human.” Learning from his mistake, Weinger is training his ...

Don't Drive Or Ride While Stoned!

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 14:30
Those substances include THC, one of the active chemicals in marijuana, and the numbers have risen to 38.7%. That's nearly 40 percent of people involved in fatal accidents who have some kind of drug in their system. Electronic freeway signs now read, “Drive high, get a DUI” to warn those who might ...

San Diego Police Target Marijuana Users with Thursday Night DUI Checkpoint

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 11:52
The latest checkpoint will target marijuana users under a new “DUI Doesn't Just Mean Booze” campaign by the California Office of Traffic Safety. “Studies of California drivers have shown that 30 percent of drivers in fatal crashes had one or more drugs in their systems,” the department said.

LETTER: Decriminalize marijuana, don't legalize it

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 23:52
Besides the drug's negative impact on brain development in children, evidence from Colorado suggests legalizing marijuana will sharply increase marijuana use, and cause crime rates to increase along with fatal car accidents. Additionally, it will not bring down the use of illicit drugs. It is important for ...

New year, new laws

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 13:33
On Jan. 1, when most people were ringing in the new year, several new Colorado laws came into effect. They have the potential to affect people of all ages in a wide range of areas. Notable new laws address sexting, marijuana growth, health care prices, hit-and-run accidents and minimum wage.

Maine's federal prosecutor says pot charges will be considered on a case-by-case basis

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 09:30
Halsey B. Frank said he has been asked about his approach to enforcing federal laws against marijuana possession and use after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions repealed an Obama administration policy that said the federal ... Cite car accidents, opioid epidemic, rule of law as reasons for support.

Schlafly: Marijuana lights up the wrong way

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 23:52
Marijuana and marijuana products aren't allowed inside the … Festival. Even in 2018 and beyond.” If concerts won't allow smoking pot, why do the rest of us have to put up with its pungent odor and harmful consequences? Costly emergency room visits by “potheads” and deadly car accidents are just ...

Marijuana Lights Up the Wrong Way

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 23:52
Even in 2018 and beyond.” If concerts won't allow smoking pot, why do the rest of us have to put up with its pungent odor and harmful consequences? Costly emergency room visits by “potheads” and deadly car accidents are just two of the burdens that rampant marijuana addiction brings to our society.

Wayward Republicans embrace weed

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 19:22
Costly emergency room visits by “potheads” and deadly car accidents are just two of the burdens that rampant marijuana addiction brings to our society. Among traffic fatalities in Colorado when operators were tested for marijuana, 25 percent of those crashes had an operator who tested positive for the ...

Dispensaries reduce crime, safe for teens

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 19:11
Likewise, in news reports of traffic accidents, the presence of THC residue from cannabis in a driver's system is frequently reported, even though there is no causal link shown between cannabis and driving incidents and things like using a cell phone, talking to a passenger or handling food while driving ...

Uncle Sam should treat marijuana like booze

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 18:48
One certainly can offer a defense for Sessions' position, pointing to the possible negative consequences of pot legalization: more crime, more addiction, more DUI cases and road accidents, more use by underage teens and user escalation to other, more dangerous, drugs (the gateway theory).

Editorial: Sessions says feds can still save America from the scourge of legalized marijuana

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 16:56
Sessions is a die-hard in the failed War on Drugs who sees marijuana as a gateway drug. In a Senate hearing last year, he said, “Good people don't smoke marijuana,” adding that it should not be legalized. “You can see the accidents, traffic deaths related to marijuana. And you'll see cocaine and heroin ...

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