Jeff Brubacher from Vancouver General Hospital published “Cannabis use as a risk factor for causing motor vehicle crashes: a prospective study.” The study has earned a great deal of press due to his finding that there was no increased risk of crash responsibility in the driver pool he studied for drivers with a blood THC level between 2 and 5 ng/ml. There was an increased risk of crash responsibility for drivers over 5 ng/ml, but … READ MORE
Colorado’s House Committee on Business Affairs and Labor yesterday approved HB19-1230, a bill creating “Marijuana Hospitality Establishments” so purchasers of “legal” marijuana would have public places to consume their drug of choice.
Patrons driving home after consuming marijuana at a hospitality establishment could be impaired. If that impairment is caused by inhaled THC, almost half of those drivers can be arrested, prosecuted and convicted of DUI. But if their impairment was caused by THC … READ MORE
Colorado politician Representative Ed Perlmutter introduced H.R. 1595 to the US House of Representatives on March 7, 2019.
“The purpose of this Act is to increase public safety by expanding financial services to cannabis-related legitimate businesses and service providers and reducing the amount of cash at such businesses.”
Cloaking his aim of expanding marijuana commercialization as a “public safety” issue demonstrates the myopia infecting so many politicians today. Promoting a popular drug may be good … READ MORE
January 29, 2019, HB19-1146, Concerning the offense of Tandem DUI per se was introduced into the Colorado legislature. This bill replaces Colorado’s current 5 ng/ml THC permissible inference law with Tandem DUI per se and makes conforming changes to other statutes. Sponsors are Representative Dylan Roberts (D-Eagle and Routt County) and Hugh McKean (R-Loveland). The bill has been assigned to the judiciary committee for next legislative action.
Alcohol’s per se law requires one event to … READ MORE
NORML (National Organization to Reform Marijuana Laws) held their annual conference in Washington, DC on July 23, 2018. Deputy Director Paul Armentano presented “The Influence of Cannabis on Psychomotor Performance and Accident Risk.”
Armentano is a well-informed proponent of marijuana legalization. He is a rational, truthful person, not known to lie for his cause. But that does not prevent him from being guilty of distortions, bias, misleading statements, selective reporting or false conclusions.
Armentano’s deceptive … READ MORE