- Theodore A. Hoppe
- Montpelier, VT
- United States
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What is the evidence regarding driving under the influence of marijuana? How much enforcement is needed to deal with this "problem?"
Two state have legalize the recreational use of marijuana and many more have permitted the use of medical marijuana. Law enforcement has countered this move by stepping up enforcement of "driving high." Police in many states have begun asking legislators to empower them to test drivers who they believe may be under the influence of marijuana.
"Even with laws establishing a specific limit, police might not have a way to enforce them."
How much enforcement is needed? What is the evidence regarding driving under the influence of marijuana?
“We’ve done phone surveys, and we’re hearing that a lot of people think D.U.I. laws don’t apply to marijuana,” said Glenn Davis, highway safety manager at the Department of Transportation in Colorado"
NORML offers this perceptive:“Crash culpability studies have failed to demonstrate that drivers with cannabinoids in the blood are significantly more likely than drug-free drivers to be culpable in road crashes.”
How "stoned" is to high to drive?
What are your thoughts?