Neither is safe but statistics tell us that stoned driving is safer than drunk driving. Marijuana-impaired driving is of particular concern not just because of its inherent danger, but because of its increasing prevalence and a common but falsely-held belief that stoned driving is not dangerous. Marijuana-impaired driving is less deadly than drunk driving, just as a .22 caliber bullet is less deadly than a .45 caliber bullet. But all four can and do kill.… READ MORE
Colorado’s HB18-1258 that would have permitted marijuana “tasting rooms” passed the legislature but was vetoed by Governor HIckenlooper. The Governor cited concerns with increased impaired driving as a reason for his veto.
We wrote the Governor requesting that he veto the bill, pointing out that marijuana tasting rooms were fundamentally more dangerous than a neighborhood bar. If an impaired driver leaves a bar and is arrested by an officer for impaired driving, Colorado laws ensure … READ MORE
Colorado’s Republican Representative Polly Lawrence and Democratic Representative Jonathan Singer sponsored a request to the State’s Legislative Council to form in interim study committee to consider new evidence on DUID, and to determine if that evidence demonstrated a need for legislation in the 2019 regular legislative session.
They garnered the support of an additional 33 Representatives from both parties to augment their request. That’s a total of 35 of the 65 Representatives in the State.… READ MORE
DUID Victim Voices has focused only on drugged driving, leaving the issue of legalizing impairing drugs like marijuana to others. After all, drugged driving is a serious problem regardless of whether or not marijuana is legalized. Legalization just makes it harder for states to deal responsibly with DUID.
However, we do step into the marijuana legalization issue when politicians do or say stupid things, convincing us that they may have been bought by, or at … READ MORE
Colorado’s Governor Hickenlooper, known for his “shading of the truth” when it comes to the effects of marijuana commercialization and legalization, is at it again. This time in a video published November 22nd by MicMedia, an internet news feed favored by millennials.
Hickenlooper claimed that there has been no spike in overall marijuana use, even though licensed sales of marijuana more than doubled between 2014 and 2016 (74 tons vs. 168 tons).
He … READ MORE