We just returned from making a presentation at the Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences in Woods Hole, MA last Thursday.
The presentation was entitled Colorado’s Marijuana “Experiment” and its Effect on DUI Marijuana.
Attached is a copy of the summary of the presentation that the meeting organizer plans to publish in the meeting circular. TRB paper
Here are some highlights:
- DUI-Marijana is likely far more common than many have realized, perhaps 3,500 cases per year in Colorado.
- Paradoxically, DUI-Marijuana is far less deadly than many might have feared – no vehicular homicide/DUI-Marijuana cases in Colorado in 2012.
- DUI-Marijuana is merely a subset of a larger DUID problem. 39% of 2012’s felony DUIs involved drugs. The remainder were DUI-alcohol only.
- Legislative action is needed to better understand the facts of DUID in Colorado, and to act upon those findings