Eradicating Programmed Ignorance (EPI) Presents: Town Crier – The Fallacy of a … “Marijuana (Cannabis, Pot, etc…) DUI”
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Your host: Roger Landry (TLB)
The following is a excerpt from the article this telepodcast is based on by : Chelsea Salvador
Recreational marijuana is becoming legal throughout the US. As this becomes more common, many of these states are facing bureaucratic growing pains.
One of the biggest issues is how to properly identify and regulate stoned drivers. Currently there are no standardized testing methods for marijuana impairment.
A lack of peer-reviewed, federally funded studies on cannabis has made it difficult to address this problem. As a result, lawmakers and courts are struggling to accurately address marijuana DUIs.
MARIJUANA’S HISTORY IN AMERICA
Marijuana faced gradual prohibition in America starting in the early 20th century. It was outright illegal in every state by the mid 1930’s. A decriminalization movement began in the 70s, leading to medical marijuana in certain states. In 2012, Colorado and Washington became the first states to legalize recreational marijuana.
Cannabis is now legal for recreational use in eight states and medical use in 20 states. More states have legalization bills on the ballot.
Unfortunately, decades of prohibition mean that there aren’t many federally funded and peer-reviewed studies on the plant. The lack of scientific research surrounding the effects of marijuana make laws surrounding its consumption tricky. To put it plainly, we still don’t fully understand how cannabis works, particularly when driving is involved.
STONED DRIVING STATISTICS
The Washington Traffic Safety Commission studied 1,773 fatal accidents that occurred between 2010 – 2014:
60% of drivers tested positive for alcohol, pot or other drugs.
Only 8% of drivers involved in fatal accidents tested positive for only marijuana
12% tested positive for the presence of marijuana in addition to another substance.
These statistics aren’t new or conclusive. More information is needed to show any trends between marijuana and driving.
HOW MARIJUANA DUI’S WORK …
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