Marijuana and Driving

As the number of states allowing some form of legalized marijuana has increased, recently, there have been multiple media sources nationwide covering a variety of stories citing studies and/or trends which give way to concerns over how the drug may be impairing drivers.  Because of the volume of the number of stories we’ve seen, rather than share them one-by-one, we have gathered them here for you in a list format so that you can review them for yourself.

April 23, 2019: Half Of Marijuana Users In The US Think They’re Fine To Drive Stoned
https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/dominicholden/half-marijuana-users-us-safe-drive-while-high

April 25, 2019: Many drivers who test positive for marijuana have a child in the car, survey finds
https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/many-drivers-who-test-positive-marijuana-have-child-car-survey-n998496

April 26, 2019: Calif. company offers answers to impaired driving with marijuana breathalyzer
https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/marijuana/2019/04/26/calif-company-offers-answers-impaired-driving-with-marijuana-breathalyzer/fkCcRvtdQzyVeDZXWMua8I/story.html

April 30, 2019: National advertising nonprofit behind Smokey Bear launches marijuana-impaired driving campaign
https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/marijuana/2019/04/30/national-advertising-nonprofit-behind-smokey-bear-launches-marijuana-impaired-driving-campaign/oRiyqTteAyh3R5f9AHMxLJ/story.html

May 1, 2019: Survey finds more people driving high on marijuana
https://www.wcax.com/content/news/Survey-finds-more-people-driving-high-on-marijuana-509329351.html

May 4, 2019: ‘Drive high? Get a DUI” campaign sees 737 arrested in 5 different states, including Missouri
https://www.kmov.com/news/drive-high-get-a-dui-campaign-sees-arrested-in-different/article_3d14cdc8-6e9b-11e9-9407-77efdfb660c6.html

May 6, 2019: She lost her daughter to a marijuana-impaired driver. A new campaign is tackling the problem
https://www.news5cleveland.com/news/national/she-lost-her-daughter-to-a-marijuana-impaired-driver-a-new-campaign-is-tackling-the-problem

May 6, 2019: Some marijuana users think it’s OK to drive high. That worries police.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-driving-on-pot-getting-around-20190429-story.html

May 6, 2019: Father pushes for tougher drugged driving penalties after wife’s death
https://www.theindychannel.com/news/call-6-investigators/father-pushes-for-tougher-drugged-driving-penalties-after-wifes-death

May 9, 2019: Riding High: How big a problem is marijuana-impaired driving in Florida?
https://www.wfla.com/8-on-your-side/riding-high-how-big-a-problem-is-marijuana-impaired-driving-in-florida-/1989658950

May 9, 2019: Medical marijuana legalization brings questions about how Missouri will deal with impaired drivers
https://fox4kc.com/2019/05/09/medical-marijuana-legalization-brings-questions-about-how-missouri-will-deal-with-impaired-drivers/

May 31, 2019: Three years into legal cannabis and California still doesn’t have a reliable test for driving while high

https://www.ocregister.com/2019/05/31/three-years-into-legal-cannabis-and-california-still-doesnt-have-a-reliable-test-for-driving-while-high/