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Re: “What will marijuana legalization mean for road safety?

Marijuana use by drivers, particularly those arrested and involved in crashes, including fatal ones, is an emerging safety issue. A new guide that examines the potential road safety ramifications of the drugs use was released to assist states considering changing their laws.

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Posted by Adam Lopez on 04/02/2019 at 2:22 AM

Re: “Strain review: Goji OG

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Re: “Strain review: Phantom OG

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Posted by Miller Moore on 03/15/2019 at 5:55 PM

Re: “Medical marijuana card renewal system isn’t working for patients

You rise up a good point. I have read many articles. Medical marijuana legal for many States of US. Those people used medical marijuana, without a card they should face a problem because it is very essential for the patient

Posted by Jeff Parker on 02/26/2019 at 5:14 AM

Re: “Medical marijuana card renewal system isn’t working for patients

I have read out many articles, You rise up a good point. It is legalized in many states of US. If you are capable for Marijuana card you can get your Florida Medical Marijuana Card Melbourne.

Posted by Zoey Fernandaz on 02/01/2019 at 4:25 AM

Re: “What will marijuana legalization mean for road safety?

Cannabis-impaired driving is often raised as a concern to impede the legalization of cannabis. No one should drive impaired, but actual impairment should be measured, and the level of impairment from cannabis that is criminalized should be the same as the level of impairment for the blood alcohol limit. I have developed a new public health app that is an objective measure of impairment from cannabis or any source--anything that impairs reaction time, hand-eye coordination, balance and the ability to perform divided attention tasks--it is called DRUID (an acronym for DRiving Under the Influence of Drugs) available now in the App Store and in Google Play. DRUID statistically integrates hundreds of data points into an overall impairment score and takes just 2 minutes.

DRUID was featured on the PBS News Hour (https://youtu.be/U_uq_9_M80E?t=10m9s) and in Wired magazine: https://www.wired.com/story/portable-field-sobriety-tests/ Cannabis researchers at Yale, Johns Hopkins, WSU and UC Boulder are using DRUID in their labs. After legalization in California, NORML of California added a link to DRUID on their website and encouraged cannabis users to download it. DRUID is the Gold Standard for Impairment Assessment. This recent report from the Center on Media, Crime and Justice at John Jay College lists DRUID as the only objective measure of impairment for the roadside: https://thecrimereport.org/2018/11/21/do-we-need-roadside-marijuana-tests/ Our website is www.druidapp.com

DRUID allows cannabis users (or others who drink alcohol, use prescription drugs, etc.) to self-assess their own level of impairment and (hopefully) decide against driving if they are impaired. Prior to DRUID, there was no way for an individual to accurately assess their own level of impairment.

After obtaining my Ph.D. at Harvard, I have been a professor of psychology at UMass/Boston for the past 40 years, specializing in research methods, measurement and statistics.

Michael Milburn, Professor (retired)
Department of Psychology
UMass/Boston

UNSOLICITED ENDORSEMENT OF DRUID:
https://www.leafly.com/news/politics/dui-101-why-per-se-laws-work-for-alcohol-but-not-cannabis
If we want to get serious about measuring impairment we will need to move to devices that gauge impairment by testing cognitive and physical functionality, along the lines of the DRUID app
Ian Mitchell--Ian Mitchell is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of British Columbia. He is the qualified investigator for a randomized controlled trail of vaporized cannabis for PTSD and a contributing editor for the Using Medical Cannabis journal. Follow him on LinkedIn or on Twitter @travels2little.

Posted by drmike on 01/29/2019 at 6:31 PM

Re: “What will marijuana legalization mean for road safety?

without accurate tools to measure recent MJ use none of this data is worth a poop. what someone did 5 days ago has nothing to do with how they are driving today.

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Posted by happyfew on 01/29/2019 at 8:11 AM

Re: “What will marijuana legalization mean for road safety?

This is really simple guys......Same as with alcohol don't do it and drive!!

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Posted by Jay Whynotaskme on 01/28/2019 at 10:40 PM

Re: “What will marijuana legalization mean for road safety?

While driving is a concern, there is not enough data to conclude any effects of cannabis legalization. In Colorado vehicle miles traveled and population also increased, so has tourism (which includes more drivers unfamiliar with the roads and traffic patterns). Fatal accidents have risen throughout the U.S. in legal and non-legal cannabis states.

With an increase in cannabis usage in the general population, there will be a corresponding increase in detectable metabolite levels in drivers. These metabolites do not mean that drivers were high at the time of the crash, they can be detected days and weeks after cannabis usage. Also, drivers in accidents are being tested for cannabis metabolites more frequently, and testing has become more sensitive. Many reports mention this. Without published peer reviewed studies examining the data and controlling for the many confounders these statistics mean little in regard to causation.

The relative increase in crash risk for typical cannabis usage levels as estimated by the anti-drug federal organization NIDA [Hartman and Huestis. 2013] is less than that of:

-legal levels of blood alcohol (under 0.08% BAC which is about 2-3 drinks) [Zador et al. 2000]
-speeding by 6 mph [Kloeden et al. 1997]
-having under 5 hours of sleep [Connor et al. 2001]

and about equal to that of having two or more passengers in the vehicle [McEvoy et al. 2007].

Another federal organization, the NHTSA, found in a study involving over 9,000 cases and controls, that cannabis use while driving is not associated with significantly increased crash risk once adjusted for confounding variables such as age, race, gender, and the presence of other drugs, including alcohol: "the significant increased risk of crash involvement associated with THC and illegal drugs shown in Table 3 is not found after adjusting for these demographic variables." They did find that alcohol greatly increased crash risk by about 23 times at 0.20% BAC. [Compton and Berning 2015].

Regardless, increased risk of crash while DUI of any substance is not a valid reason to criminalize all adults for using or possessing the substance when not driving. Though it turns out that the increased crash risk from typical levels of DUI of cannabis is small, no more than that of having two or more passengers in the vehicle, probably less, maybe not even detectable.

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Posted by Devon Wallace on 01/27/2019 at 6:18 PM

Re: “What will marijuana legalization mean for road safety?

All traffic accidents with fatalities require full blood toxicology analysis for the driver at fault by law. Not a single police agency in the entire United States (I have checked thoroughly) even keeps a statistic on traffic fatalities caused solely by cannabis intoxication. Data from the NTSB shows that alcoholic beverages kill over 16,000 people in traffic every year due to drunk drivers. The NTSB publishes that over 5,000 traffic deaths are caused by those intoxicated on pharmaceutical drugs. The NTSB does not publish this statistic on traffic fatalities caused by drivers where cannabis is the only intoxicant because incidents are so rare. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) shows the exact same results. People in North America have been using cannabis regularly since the pilgrims landed. Accidents due to cannabis intoxicated drivers are rare. Cannabis is far safer than alcoholic beverages and should be legalized immediately Across the Nation!

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Posted by Ben James on 01/27/2019 at 5:35 PM

Re: “Strain review: Quantum Kush

Is it available locally? Usually what you review is not in Colorado

Posted by Pat Farrenkopf on 01/15/2019 at 11:49 AM

Re: “Meet Colorado's high priestess of cannabis

Great article! Definitely an interesting concept. I myself have always believed that there has always been something spiritual about cannabis.

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Posted by Tommy Highway on 11/27/2018 at 10:08 PM

Re: “Three reported health benefits of CBD and THC

It is obvious that persons who are so against the research and development of effective and successful natural medicines are so mentally ill that they have no qualms about paying the "approved" corporate medical community the BIG BUCKS to poison themselves and their poor, innocent children with toxic, chemical pharmaceutical drugs that are simply ineffective and cause death on a mass scale. What kind of a person would submit an innocent child to chemotherapy and radiation (which have a very small success rate because the combined poisoning kills the body along with the cancer) instead of CURING (there's the illegal word) the cancer with CBD products? A MONSTER WOULD DO THAT....A SICK, PERVERTED MONSTER ! This is the same sick, perverted monster that refuses to see the EXPONENTIAL increase in Autism proportionate to the EXPONENTIAL increase in Vaccines shot into children )1975 Autism was 1 in 10,000 - now it is 1 in 35) and submits their innocent children into being SHOT UP with extremely dangerous vaccines instead of feeding the children nutritious foods and keeping them away from a disease infested population in the name of PROPER MODERN SOCIALIZATION.

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Posted by Gunn Wilson on 11/15/2018 at 11:42 AM

Re: “Medical marijuana card renewal system isn’t working for patients

Thanks, Cyndy,
You pick the good point because it is very compulsory for the patient to renew their Medical marijuana card. Without a Card, the patient should face a lot of problems. One of the leading organisation working on Medical marijuana card in Sarasota is one of the best. They work very quickly and efficantialy. Patient Didn't have any problems.

Posted by MyFloridaGreen on 10/31/2018 at 6:42 AM

Re: “Three reported health benefits of CBD and THC

Maybe you should talk to some of the parents who have tried conventional med that didn't work and their children were so drugged they couldn't talk. They have been blessed and came for treatment for their child. It's working.

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Posted by Karen Brown on 10/26/2018 at 4:02 PM

Re: “Strain review: Cookies and Dream

The herb shoppe is the best

Posted by liz30 on 08/25/2018 at 6:14 PM

Re: “Meet Colorado's high priestess of cannabis

This is my sister right here. I'm so proud of you and what you have done. I love you.

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Posted by Cassy Lopez on 08/15/2018 at 5:13 AM

Re: “How to plan your dream canna-wedding

We see a lot of bachelor parties here in Denver, where groups of guys can double up on brewery tours and cannabis tours. Not surprisingly, fewer bachelorette parties are into that combination.

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Posted by CannabisTouring on 08/01/2018 at 12:03 PM

Re: “Matt Besser wants to smoke your weed

...and he did.

Posted by Evan Caparis on 07/27/2018 at 8:42 PM

Re: “Strain review: Mango Kush

Call ~

Posted by Tricia G on 07/23/2018 at 9:11 AM

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