The bad news: Denver voters approved Initiative 300 in the November, 2016 election. Initiative 300 bypasses Amendment 64’s constitutional promise that legalized marijuana could not be consumed publicly. It permits Denver’s bars and restaurants to apply for marijuana social use permits under certain conditions. This means that more people will start to find more ways to consume marijuana at home, from smoking to producing Resin (Read more here) in a bid to stop … READ MORE
The fall 2016 issue of The Journal of Global Drug Policy and Practice featured our article, “Why a 5 ng/ml THC limit is bad public policy – and the use for Tandem per se DUID legislation.” The article includes emerging thoughts to deal with DUID that were initially presented by Dr. Barry Logan of NMS and the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, both referenced in the feature article.
We have called Logan and AAA’s approach … READ MORE
We’re getting the word out about DUID, and our research is now being acknowledged by the scientific community! For the last few years, we’ve conducted research into the causes of DUI in Colorado’s vehicular homicide and vehicular assault cases. This has resulted in two papers, both of which have now been published.
Jacob Sullum, a pro-pot writer for Reason and Fortune magazines, is at it again.
This time, he claims that marijuana’s impact on crash risk has been greatly exaggerated, based upon Rogeberg and Elvik’s (R&E) paper, soon to be published in the journal Addiction. Sullum, in his typical snarky style, writes that there’s not much evidence of a surge in traffic fatalities due to marijuana-impairment in Colorado or Washington. This shouldn’t be a surprise, … READ MORE
At least six media outlets quickly issued a story on the February 10, 2016 release of DUI/DUID arrest statistics by the Colorado State Patrol (CSP). Consistent with past practice, all of the media outlets ignored impairment by controlled substances other than marijuana, perpetuating the myth that DUID is all about marijuana. Although their reports focused solely on marijuana, reports and headlines of Fox News, The Colorado Springs Gazette and North Denver News were accurate.
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