It’s been almost seven months since stores in Colorado began selling legal pot, and one substance abuse treatment center says it is seeing a growing number of people who have been arrested for being high and driving since then.
A new study from the University of Colorado shows the number of drivers with marijuana in their system during a deadly crash rose between 2009 and 2011.
Coloradans think marijuana legalization has been good for the state, though just 15 percent have bought pot since recreational sales began in January, according to a poll released Monday.
Colorado is launching a new “Drive High, Get A DUI” campaign to remind drivers that newly legal marijuana should be treated like alcohol and not used before driving.
Spotting impaired drivers might not be new, but learning to identify stoned drivers is a work in progress for law enforcement in Colorado.
A marijuana blood limit for drivers was rejected Monday for a fourth time in the Colorado Senate, where bipartisan skepticism on the pot analogy to blood-alcohol limits helped sink the measure even in a weaker form.
It’s settled. Pot, at least certain amounts of it, will soon be legal under state laws in Washington and Colorado. Now, officials in both states are trying to figure out how to keep stoned drivers off the road.