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New cannabis breathalyzer could prevent drugged-driving

New cannabis breathalyzer could prevent drugged-driving

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 17, 2018

New York is inching closer to legalizing recreational cannabis and in the midst of this, a new cannabis breathalyzer is being unveiled. The unique law enforcement device is designed to detect traces of cannabis in pot smokers. Motorists who are caught behind the wheel with more than 0.08 percent blood-alcohol...

Court declares current sobriety tests not valid for cannabis

Court declares current sobriety tests not valid for cannabis

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

September 20, 2017

According to a ruling made on Tuesday by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, field sobriety tests used in drunk-driving cases cannot be used as evidence for drugged-driving cases involving cannabis. The court said officers are only allowed to testify as non-expert witnesses and make observations on...

New law fines Cali. drivers for consuming cannabis in vehicles

New law fines Cali. drivers for consuming cannabis in vehicles

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

September 12, 2017

On Monday, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill which prohibits the consumption of cannabis in a vehicle. The measure was passed in anticipation of social cannabis sales in the state and will make it a violation of $70 if an individual is caught consuming cannabis while driving or riding in a vehicle....

Canada will invest quarter-billion into public safety for national cannabis legalization

Canada will invest quarter-billion into public safety for national cannabis legalization

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

September 12, 2017

In preparation for national cannabis legalization, Canada plans to invest $274 million dollars into deterring product diversion and drug-impaired driving. Officials announced the federal government plans to put the funding toward cannabis-related law enforcement and border efforts such as research...

Officials respond to AG Sessions’ regulatory concerns in Colorado

Officials respond to AG Sessions’ regulatory concerns in Colorado

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

August 25, 2017

Colorado officials Gov. John Hickenlooper and Attorney General Cynthia Coffman responded to Attorney General Jeff Session’s letter which questioned the legitimacy of Colorado cannabis program. Both officials said the state handled public safety and health very seriously in terms of the Colorado cannabis program and worked di...

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