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Marijuana: Most Common Drug in Fatally Injured Drivers

Marijuana has become the leading drug found in fatally injured drivers, and its usage has spiked largely because nine states have legalized it for recreational use, according to a new report form Government Highway Safety Association.

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NHTSA to Host Summit on Drugged Driving

Scheduled for March, the event will launch a broader agency initiative focused on finding solutions to the growing problem of driving under the influence of drugs.

Marijuana Use and Driving

This video, produced by the Los Angeles Times, offers five facts about marijuana use and driving. Video courtesy of L.A. Times via YouTube. 

Marijuana Use Still Illegal on Calif. Roads

Another change in state law adds marijuana consumption to the law prohibiting alcohol consumption while driving or riding in vehicles.

Marijuana-Linked Road Deaths Up in Colorado

In 2016, Colorado drivers in fatal crashes tested positive for marijuana 20% of the time. The state voted to legalize recreational use of the drug in late 2012.

Calif. Steps Up Drugged Driving Detection

California law enforcement representatives and legislators gathered in Sacramento on May 10 to demonstrate new methods for detecting drugged driving. Included was a portable saliva test. Next year, the state's law permitting recreational marijuana use goes into effect. Video courtesy of KPIX5.

Colo. Spreads Anti-Drugged Driving Message

The Colorado Department of Transportation recently unveiled its "slow-speed chase" vehicles, wrapped in marijuana safety messages, to raise public awareness of the dangers of marijuana-impaired driving. Video courtesy of CDOT.

Pot-Impaired Driving Tough to Prosecute

This CBS 4 news video reports on the difficulty that prosecutors now face in trying marijuana DUI cases in Colorado.

Canadian Company Working on 'Pot Breathalyzer'

Vancouver-based Cannabix Technologies Inc. is finalizing a product its calling a "pot breathalyzer" that officers could use to enforce drugged driving, according to a Reuters report.