Some in the marijuana lobby have pushed for adoption of the word “cannabis” rather than “marijuana” on the grounds that the word marijuana is pejorative or racist. Politicians have been early adopters of this to avoid being labeled a racist. The infamous MORE Act passed by the Democrats in the House of Representatives Dec 4 2020 mandated that cannabis be used in all US laws and regulations, replacing either marijuana or marihuana. At its December … READ MORE
The House of Representatives passed the MORE Act December 4, 2020. Properly characterized as a marijuana legalization act by USA Today, Bloomberg, Yahoo and many others, CNN called it a marijuana decriminalization act in deference to its sponsors Kamala Harris and Jerry Nadler. NBC went further, calling it a cannabis decriminalization act, since the act requires us to call marijuana by its currently politically correct name, cannabis.
Republican sponsor Matt Graetz of Florida commented, ““The … READ MORE
Rosekind, Ehsani and Michael published a June 2020 Commentary in JAMA Internal Medicine calling for more data to inform policies needed to reduce impaired driving fatalities. Although we are a strong proponent of more data for that purpose, we took issue with two of the authors’ specific recommendations:
- More crash risk studies like the NHTSA-sponsored Virginia Beach study, and
- Improved FARS data.
JAMA Internal Medicine published our disagreements and the authors’ response Nov. 16, 2020:… READ MORE
October 4, 2020 the Arizona Republic’s editorial board endorsed that state’s Proposition 207 to legalize, commercialize and tax recreational marijuana sales. Anyone has the right to disagree with our position that Proposition 207 should be defeated, but when they misrepresent the facts to support their position, we should respond.
October 21, the newspaper published an online story, “Where recreational marijuana is legal, data show minimal impacts on teen use and traffic deaths.” The next day, … READ MORE
Colorado authorized the use of marijuana tax dollars to temporarily fund a program at the Colorado Bureau of Investigation’s Forensic Toxicology laboratory, enabling them to test all DUI toxicology samples for drugs as well as alcohol. The laboratory issued summary results June 30, 2020 after completing the first year of this program. CBI performs about half of all the DUI lab tests in the state.
For the last year, stoned driving topped drunk driving, something … READ MORE