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How Does Legalized Pot Impact Driving Under the Influence Laws?

How Does Legalized Pot Impact Driving Under the Influence Laws?

It’s official: the states of Washington and Colorado legalized the use of recreational marijuana. But now the challenge is to figure out how to keep stoned drivers off the road. Driving under the influence of drugs is illegal, and nothing Washington and Colorado voters passed this month to tax and regulate the sale of pot for recreational use by adults over 21 changes that. But time will tell whether the ability to buy or possess marijuana legally will bring about an increase of the number of marijuana users on the roads. Statistics gathered for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration showed that in 2009, a third of fatally injured drivers with known drug test results were positive for drugs other than alcohol. Among randomly stopped weekend...

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