Colorado Marijuana Users Think Stoned Driving Policies Are Out Of Touch

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Cannabis consumers labeled Colorado policies about driving while under the influence of marijuana “out of touch,” although not in a way you might expect. A two-year study from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) found Colorado marijuana users considered driving while high was, more often than not, not that dangerous. According to a new study, Colorado users question the dangers of driving while high and desire more research about legal limit and self-assessment guidelines. They found many marijuana users were sensitive to negative, “stoner” stereotypes or scare tactics traditionally used in public service announcements and education campaigns. A 2017 report released by the Governors Highway Safety Association concluded the effects of marijuana on driving “are complex, not understood well, and vary from driver to driver.”

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According to a new study, Colorado users question the dangers of driving while high and desire more research about legal limit and self-assessment guidelines.

Cannabis consumers labeled Colorado policies about driving while under the influence of marijuana “out of touch,” although not in a way you might expect. A two-year study from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) found Colorado marijuana users considered driving while high was, more often than not, not that dangerous.

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